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Collection Reference Number GLC04426
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1799 
Title Appointment of Samuel C. Crafts as Commissioner for fifth division of Vermont
Date 7 March 1799
Author Adams, John (1735-1826)  
Additional authors Pickering, Timothy (1745-1829)
Recipient Craft, Samuel C.  
Document Type Government document
Content Description 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.
Subjects President  Government and Civics  Census  Finance  Slavery  African American History  Quasi-war  France  Military History  Taxes or Taxation  
People Adams, John (1735-1826)  Crafts, Samuel Chandler (1768-1853)  Pickering, Timothy (1745-1829)  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme The Presidency; Government & Politics; Slavery & Abolition; African Americans; Banking & Economics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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