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Debates and Other Proceedings of the Convention of Virginia
1805. "A Thing Unprecedented in the History of Virginia Assemblies" [Virginia]. Robertson, David, Reporter. Debates and Other Proceedings of the Convention of Virginia, Convened at Richmond, on Monday the Second Day of June, 1788, For the Purpose of Deliberating on the Constitution Recommended by the Grand Federal Convention; To Which is Prefixed the Federal Constitution. Richmond: Printed at the Enquirer-Press, For Ritchie & Worsley and Augustine Davis, 1805. viii, 477 pp. Octavo (8" x 5"). Contemporary tree calf rubbed and scuffed, with original green gilt lettering piece and gilt fillets to spine. Small loss to headcap of spine, front joint starting at head, light toning to interior. Early signature of Samuel Spackman to title, to front endleaf at head of title page, interior otherwise clean. A desirable copy in its original state. * Second edition. Among those debating the Federal Constitution, which appears just following the Preface, were James Madison, Patrick Henry, James Monroe, John Marshall, Benjamin Harrison, Bushrod Washington, George Wythe, George Mason, Richard Henry Lee, and many other notable Virginians of the day. Assisted by another reporter, Roberson recorded the debates, "a thing unprecedented in the history of Virginia assemblies" (Swem). The first edition was published as a three-volume set in 1788. Swem, Virginia Historical Index 7589. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 2949. Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America 100029.
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