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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1799
|Appointment of Samuel C. Crafts as Commissioner for fifth division of Vermont
|7 March 1799
|Adams, John (1735-1826)
|Pickering, Timothy (1745-1829)
|Craft, Samuel C.
|Countersigned by Secretary of State Timothy Pickering. Crafts was given power to act as one of the five commissioner in Vermont under "An Act provide for the valuation of lands and dwelling-houses and the enumeration of slaves within the United States." The act was passed on 9 July 1798 after the XYZ Affair became public and the public clamored for war. Five days later, on 14 July 1798, another act was passed to lay and collect a direct tax within the United States. The monies collected from this tax were designated to help arm the country for an impending war with France. Crafts was appointed after Ebenezar Crafts resigned. Stipulates Crafts holds the position until end of next session of the Senate. One black and white bust engraving of John Adams included.
|President Government and Civics Census Finance Slavery African American History Quasi-war France Military History Taxes or Taxation
|Adams, John (1735-1826) Crafts, Samuel Chandler (1768-1853) Pickering, Timothy (1745-1829)
|The Presidency; Government & Politics; Slavery & Abolition; African Americans; Banking & Economics
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859