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U.S. Inflation Rate, $100 in 1780 to 1790


  • August 2 – Census Day. The first United States Census was conducted in the United States as mandated by Article I, Section 2 of the United States Constitution. Virginia was the most populous state; Albemarle County’s total population was 12,589 (6,839 free whites, 171 “other free persons” and 5,579 slaves).[1]
The original manuscript schedules for the First and Second United States Census Returns for Virginia, taken in 1790 and 1800, were destroyed when the British Army occupied Washington, D.C., in August 1814. The schedules, which named the heads of households and contained the number of inhabitants in each household, were lost, and only published abstracts containing the number of inhabitants of each county survive.[2]






  1. https://www2.census.gov/library/publications/decennial/1790/number_of_persons/1790a-02.pdf
  2. http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/va2_1790census.htm Library of Virginia
  3. Web. Belmont - A History of a Neighborhood, James H. Buck Jr., Paper for James Kinard's Local History course, May 1980, retrieved July 28, 2014.

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