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Collection Reference Number GLC00003
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1790 
Title An Act making Provision for the Reduction of the Public Debt
Date 12 August 1790
Author Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826)  
Document Type Government document
Content Description Official act of Congress, signed by Jefferson as Secretary of State. Enacts provisions made by the second session of Congress on 4 January 1790 for deceasing the national debt of the United States. Printed names of Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg, Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Adams, Vice-President of the United States and President of the Senate, and George Washington as President of the United States.
Subjects Banking  President  Congress  Law  Government and Civics  Economics  Finance  
People Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826)  Adams, John (1735-1826)  Muhlenberg, Frederick Augustus Conrad (1750-1801)  Washington, George (1732-1799)  
Place written New York, New York
Theme Banking & Economics; Government & Politics; The Presidency
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859