[UNITED STATES SENATE]
Journal of the Senate of the United States of America; Being the Second Session of the Second Congress, Begun and Held at the City of Philadelphia, November 5th, 1792...
Philadelphia: Printed by John Fenno, 1792 [i.e., 1793]. 100pp. Folio. (13 1/2 x 8 inches). Contemporary marbled wrappers bound into 20th-century buckram, gilt. Some dust-soiling. Wrappers chipped and backed on archival paper. Ink library stamp on verso of titlepage, minor dampstaining and foxing.
A rare and important Senate journal from the second session of the second Congress. The Fugitive Slave Act of 1793 was passed in this session of the Senate, and notice of President Washington signing it into law can be found on page 57. The second Senate also passed the Judiciary Act of 1793, further defining the structure of the judicial system of the fledgling nation. This second session of the Senate also passed legislation relating to compensation of the president and vice president, the regulation of foreign coinage, Indian trade and treaties, and more.
ESTC W20586; Evans 26333; Goodspeed 323:29.