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Message from the President of the United States, communicating the report of the Director of the Mint, of the operations of that institution during the last year


Periodical Summary

Mint Director Robert Patterson's report for the year 1805. The same text appears in the American State Papers, class 3 (finance), volume 2, report no. 239.

Paul Hybert summary: A short report from mint director Robert Patterson to President Jefferson, who relayed it to Congress. The large number of struck small silver pieces is in response to depositors; it adds to the supply of small change both directly and indirectly by preventing the exportation of the silver coinage.

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