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ACTS PASSED AT A CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. [bound with:] ACTS PASSED AT THE SECOND SESSION OF THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. [bound with:] ACTS PASSED AT THE THIRD SESSION OF THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
Francis Childs and John Swaine, Philadelphia & New York, 1791. Three volumes bound in one. 93,[1]; 228; [3],228-277,[1 blank],[278]-279pp. Folio. Contemporary calf, expertly rebacked in period style, original gilt morocco label preserved. Rubbed. Scattered dampstaining and foxing. Overall very good. In a half morocco box. The acts of Congress from the first three sessions of the first Congress, including: The first edition of the ACTS PASSED AT A CONGRESS., recording the work of the First Federal Congress. The first session of Congress met in New York on March 4, 1789 and continued until the end of September. It officially ratified the Constitution and Washington's election as first U.S. president, and passed much of the most basic legislation for the machinery of government, regulating the Customs, Judiciary, Post Office, Mint, and the like. Much time was spent on the Bill of Rights, which appears here, still including twelve amendments (the first two, relating to the numbers in a congressional district and congressional salaries, were later omitted). Needless to say, all of these things make the acts of this session a foundation work in the history of American government. Evans erroneously records two distinct issues of the first ACTS., calling this state a second edition. The North American Imprints Project has now established there is only one folio edition of the Acts, using the same paper stock, and that the only difference between the two states Evans records is in the inclusion of an index (not present with this state). The first edition of the ACTS PASSED AT THE SE … [Cliquez ci-dessous pour une description complète]
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