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THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA- Vol. V-1801- Acts Passed At The First and Second Sessions of the Sixth Congress of the United States
New Jersey Ave, Washington City: Samuel Harrison Smith, 1801. THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA- Vol. V-1801- Acts Passed At The First and Second Sessions of the Sixth Congress of the United States: Covering Sessions: Dec 2,1799 to Nov 4, 1800.- Printed in 1801- on title page- Samuel Harrison Smith- New Jersey Ave, Washington City-Near the Capitol.- Signed by Captain Ephraim H. Mahurin x 2 (War of 1812) and son James H. Mahurin- Hardcover:-8vo-Good/ no jacket as issued- original full calf leather, rubbed and soiled-but tight and maroon leather with gilt paste-on title on spine still complete and legible- [i-iii], [1-3], 4-223, [i], ii-vii, [225-227], 228-352, [i], ii-iv, [1-22- index], blank blank., are age toned, some light dampstains in some margins, edges have some light staining as do covers- possible bloodstains, please note inscription on first blank- 2 signatures by Mahurin, one dated April 11 th, 1811, his stamp, again his signature and Columbia, NH- and "....taken from S. [Samuel] Hugh's _____, (body?)- [did he recover his property?], Aug. 10, 1812.- Quite possible, since this book went through the War of 1812- Inscription on 1st rear blank- "Thomas Truxton (crossed out) again Thomas Truxton (again crossed out) and Alexander Truman (partly crossed out)...for value received, payment received."- Truxton being of course future Admiral Thomas Truxton ( but, who was a privateer during the War of 1812. Quite possible a debt Mahurin occured, but more likely a debt Truxton had occured and the debt was crossed out by Mahurin. Fascinating! Also- It was resolved on Dec 24, 1799 to erect a marble statue to Washington and under it interre his body (page 208-210)....and......"...that the President of the United States be requested to direct a copy of these resolutions to be transmitted to Mrs. Washington........"- Now, this copy has written in ink on front cover...."Proceedings of the Sixth Congress of the United States at............[some words are extremely difficult to make out] at bottom very faintly a signature. (Looks like John ????) and , on rear cover, quite plainly "----? [Dedicated to] Gen. George Washington, the Father of Our Country."- Fep is partially adhered to inner front cover pastedown, but has possibilities of being lifted by careful methods. Clearly, a 200th anniversary piece of Americana from 1812 and on the death of Washington and the 6th Congress. Non-fiction-history-US-laws-government-congress-Washington-Adams-Marshall-Americana. Rare!- (3178). Signed by Historical Persons. 1st Edition-1st Printing. Leather. Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Association Copy.
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