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The First Census - 2

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HR 163, A bill for an...
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HR 163, A bill for an apportionment of Representatives among the several States according to the first enumeration, March 6, 1792

Using the 1790 census, Congress reapportioned seats in the House of Representatives. This bill lists the new number of representatives for each state. States with large (but non-voting) enslaved populations were awarded greater representation in Congress than states with equal numbers of white male voters and fewer enslaved persons.

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Within the state of Pennsylvania, 13…

Within the state of Virginia, 19

Records of the U.S. Senate, National Archives and Records Administration