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Jefferson on the Matthew Boulton Proposal

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Jefferson on the Matthew Boulton Proposal
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Jefferson, Thomas. REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE, RESPECTING COINAGE. Philadelphia: American Museum (Vol. VII), June 1790. 8vo, disbound. (277)-344 pages; irregularly paginated appendices [Jefferson's article comprises pages 42 and 43 of the second appendix]; complete issue present. Minor wear. Near fine. [with] Anonymous. THOUGHTS ON COINAGE. Philadelphia: American Museum (Vol. XII), October 1792. 8vo, disbound. (189)-252 pages [the unsigned article comprises pages 203 and 204]; complete issue present. Near fine. Two issues of this important periodical, published by Mathew Carey, featuring numismatic content. The first issue prints an important report by Jefferson, as Secretary of State under Washington, regarding the attempt by John H. Mitchell to have Congress award a contract for the production of United States coinage to Englishman Matthew Boulton. Dated April 14, 1790, Jefferson's report (written in the third person) acknowledges the professional quality of the work being proposed but comes out firmly against the proposal. [Online description truncated; see printed or PDF catalogue for full description.]