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Appointment of Elijah Brigham, 1798 December 4

Appointment of Elijah Brigham. Dated December 4, 1798. Under an "Act to Provide for the Valuation of Lands and Dwelling-houses and the Enumeration of Slaves," President John Adams appoints Elijah Brigham as Commissioner for the Massachusetts seventh…