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Return of the Whole Number of Persons within the Several Districts of the United States: According to “An Act Providing for the Second Census or Enumeration of the Inhabitants of the United States,” passed February the Twenty Eighth, One Thousand Eight Hundred.
Return of the Whole Number of Persons within the Several Districts of the United States: According to “An Act Providing for the Second Census or Enumeration of the Inhabitants of the United States,” passed February the Twenty Eighth, One Thousand Eight Hundred.
Return of the Whole Number of Persons within the Several Districts of the United States: According to “An Act Providing for the Second Census or Enumeration of the Inhabitants of the United States,” passed February the Twenty Eighth, One Thousand Eight Hundred.
Return of the Whole Number of Persons within the Several Districts of the United States: According to “An Act Providing for the Second Census or Enumeration of the Inhabitants of the United States,” passed February the Twenty Eighth, One Thousand Eight Hundred.

Return of the Whole Number of Persons within the Several Districts of the United States: According to “An Act Providing for the Second Census or Enumeration of the Inhabitants of the United States,” passed February the Twenty Eighth, One Thousand Eight Hundred.

First Octavo edition of the Second American Census


Octavo edition of the Second Federal Census, a foundational building block in the maintenance and coordination of Federal powers.

The American population in 1800 was 5.3 million people. For this census, the “Indian, slave, and free black populations were listed by total number only. Memorials from Thomas Jefferson and Timothy Dwight requested that much more information be collected in the census. Both men wanted occupational or economic data to be collected and asked that the census distinguish the native-born and immigrant populations.” (Anderson p18, quoted and paraphrased)

Signed in print by then-Secretary of State James Madison and preceded only by the rare folio edition.


Description: Return of the Whole Number of Persons within the Several Districts of the United States: According to “An Act Providing for the Second Census or Enumeration of the Inhabitants of the United States,” passed February the Twenty Eighth, One Thousand Eight Hundred.

Washington City [D.C.]: Printed at the Apollo Press, by Wm. Duane & Son, 1802. 88pp. 8vo. Removed and folding table with old loss at top margin, else Very good.

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Howes R-221. SABIN 70147. Shaw & Shoemaker 3442. Sowerby 3289; Jefferson’s copy at Monticello, then sold to the Library of Congress. Anderson, The American Census.


Price: $1,500.00

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