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The 1840 census began on June 1, 1840. The Census Act of 1840, which had been signed into law on March 3, 1839, authorized the establishment of a central census office during each census.
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1840 Census Schedule

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Census History Staff | Last Revised: February 25, 2013