Journals of the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Beginning the Twenty-Eighth day of November, 1776, and Ending the Second day of October, 1781. With the Proceedings of the Several Committees and Conventions, Before and at the Commencement of the American Revolution. Volume the First [all published]
Philadelphia: Printed by John Dunlap, 1782. Folio. ,698pp. plus errata.
Modern red morocco, blind tooled, spine gilt. Manuscript ink ownership inscriptions on front endpaper rectos. Two page manuscript letter plus genealogical chart tipped onto front endpaper recto. Scattered pencil and ink annotations. Initial leaves rather chipped, some scattered marginal tears, not affecting text. Moderately foxed, with minor dampstaining.
This volume of the Journals of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives contains vital records from the period of the American Revolution. Printed in this volume are the Proceedings of the Provincial Conference of Committees, the Declaration of Independence, the Proceedings of the Convention of the State of Pennsylvania, and the Articles of Confederation. A volume of utmost interest and importance, recording in detail the major legislative actions of the Founders from the seat of American revolutionary activity. The House ordered 200 copies of this volume printed. The manuscript letter and genealogical chart in this copy present the book to the Historical Society of Pennsylvania in 1877, and trace its provenance of unbroken family possession back to its original owner, one Abraham Scott from Northumberland County, Pa. Rare.
ESTC W20604; Evans 17658; Hildeburn 4205; Matyas 82-07; Sabin 60173.