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Published by Printing Press, [Distributed by] St. Mary"s County Historical Society in Leonardtown, Md .
Written in English



  • Charles County (Md.),
  • United States,
  • Maryland,
  • Charles County.


  • Registers of births, etc. -- Maryland -- Charles County,
  • Charles County (Md.) -- Genealogy,
  • Charles County (Md.) -- Census, 1790,
  • United States -- Census, 1st, 1790

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Edition Notes

Includes index.

Other titles1790 census, Charles County, Maryland
Statementtranscribed, compiled, and proofed by Wanda A. Schuhart and Mary Z. Beavan for the St. Mary"s County Historical Society.
GenreGenealogy., Census, 1790., Census, 1st, 1790.
ContributionsBeavan, Mary Z., St. Mary"s County Historical Society.
LC ClassificationsF187.C4 S37 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 39 leaves ;
Number of Pages39
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3600161M
LC Control Number2002328367

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