James Madison Papers

Act respecting the Mint, [21 May] 1796

Act respecting the Mint

[21 May 1796]

The Senate bill respecting the Mint was passed on 20 May and received by the House. It was referred the next day to a committee including JM, Swanwick, and Smith (New Hampshire) (JHR description begins Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States (9 vols.; Washington, 1826). description ends , 2:567, 569).

Mr. Madison, from the committee to whom was referred the bill from the senate respecting the mint, reported the bill, with an amendment limiting its duration to two years, and from thence to the end of the next session of congress.

Claypoole’s Am. Daily Advertiser, 23 May 1796 (reprinted in Gazette of the U.S., 23 May 1796, and Aurora General Advertiser, 25 May 1796). In a Committee of the Whole, the House agreed to the amendment on 21 May. The bill then passed the House on 23 May, and Washington signed “An Act respecting the Mint” on 27 May (Annals of Congress description begins Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States … (42 vols.; Washington, 1834–56). description ends , 4th Cong., 1st sess., 1424; U.S. Statutes at Large description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America … (17 vols.; Boston, 1848–73). description ends , 1:475).

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