Propositions respecting the coinage of gold, silver, and copper.
Report of the grand committee of the Continental Congress, read May 13, 1785; with the plan of Robert Morris, dated January 15, 1782, and Notes on the establishment of a money unit, and of a coinage for the United States, by Thomas Jefferson. In consequence of this report, the Continental Congress on July 6, 1785, adopted the dollar as the unit of coinage, and the decimal ratio. Cf. Evans.
Imprint from Evans. Formerly ascribed to the press of John Dunlap in the Journals of the Continental Congress, v. 29, p. 922 (#475); but later volumes reject Dunlap as printer. Cf. JCC, v. 33, p. 753.
Journals of the Continental Congress, 475
LC copy annotated on p. 12: Report of grand committee May 13. 1785. Money mint--Plan of S.I.[?] finance reported Jan. 15. 1782--Notes of Mr. Jefferson. N.B. Mint established on principles reported by Board of Treasury, and passed August 8, 1786.
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