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The First Census - 1

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State Census Schedule, Pennsylvania, 1790 and 1800

State marshals compiled census figures, posted them publicly, and submitted them to the president of the United States. Pennsylvania’s census report for 1790 and 1800 enumerated free white males over and under sixteen years of age, free white females, other free persons, and slaves.

Manuscript Division, Library of Congress