UNITED STATES, First Congress
Journal of the third session of the Senate of the United States of America, begun and held at the city of Philadelphia, December 6th, 1790
Philadelphia: John Fenno, 1791. Folio. (12 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches). 203pp.
Contemporary sheep, covers bordered in blind, expertly rebacked to style, spine with raised bands in six compartments, red morocco lettering piece in the second
The journal of the Senate recorded during the third session of the first Congress.
Includes the Senate's response to a State of the Union address by Washington detailing issues with public credit and the northwest frontier; sundry acts authorizing the President to discharge foreign debts; and "An Act Declaring the Consent of Congress, that a New State be Formed within the Jurisdiction of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and Admitted into this Union by the name of the State of Kentucky." In all, many important issues were settled in the discussions recorded here, and many significant events in the nation's history are treated in depth.
NAIP W020589; Evans 23901.