History of the Standard Weights and Measures of the United States (Classic Reprint)

History of the Standard Weights and Measures of the United States (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from History of the Standard Weights and Measures of the United States States, conformably to which the coinage thereof Shall be regulated. The troy pound thus adopted had been procured in the year 1827 by Albert Gallatin, minister of the United States at London, and brought to this country by special messenger, who delivered it to the director of the Mint at Philadelphia. The weight was of brass and an exact copy of the imperial troy pound of Great Britain, according to the statement of Captain Kater, who made the comparison between the two standards. The casket and accompanying packages were retained under seal until Mr. Adams, President of the United States, visited Philadelphia and verified the seal of Mr. Gallatin and the other facts in regard to its authenticity. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 2mm | 50g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243115725
  • 9780243115723