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An Ordinance for the Government of the Territory of the United States, North West of the River Ohio," [in] The American Museum (August, 1787)
Mathew Carey], [Philadelphia 1787 - First edition. Volume 2, Number 2: August, 1787. Octavo. Stitched single issue without the title page: [107] - 207, [1]pp. Scattered foxing, very good. Contains one of the earliest printings of The Northwest Ordinance, also known as the Ordinance of 1787, one of the most important legislative acts of the Continental Congress. It established a government for the Northwest Territory, outlined the process for admitting a new state to the Union, and guaranteed that the newly created states would be equal to the original 13 states. Massachusetts representative Nathan Dane helped draft the Ordinance and introduced an amendment at the last minute (Article 6) prohibiting slavery in the new territories. Also included in this issue is the "Essay on the Consequences of Emitting Paper-Money," by North Carolina representative Hugh Williamson, and, "An Enquiry into the effects of Public Punishments upon Criminals, and upon Society," by Benjamin Rush. An important, scarce early issue of America's first important literary and political magazine. [Attributes: First Edition]
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