UNITED STATES, FIRST CONGRESS
Journal of the Second Session of the Senate of the United States of America, begun and held at the City of New-York, January 4th, 1790
New York: John Fenno, 1790. Folio. (12 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches). 224pp. [pp.222-24 misnumbered 122-24].
Expertly bound to style in half tan calf over period marbled paper covered boards, spine with raise bands in six compartments, ruled in gilt on either side of each band, original red morocco lettering piece in the second compartment
First issue of the Senate journal of the second session of the first Congress.
Many important issues were settled in the discussions recorded herein, and many significant moments in the nation's history are treated in depth. Included are the first State of the Union Message, discussions of state surrender of western lands, notices of ratification of the Bill of Rights, and discussions concerning the seat of government and Hamilton's fiscal proposals. A highly important journal describing some of the founding legislation of the United States.
Evans 22982; NAIP w020579.