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). 203, [1, blank]pp.
Contemporary sheep, rebacked with cloth
Provenance: Uriah Tracy (signature dated 1793); Brown University (ink stamp and withdrawn notation)
The journal of the Senate recorded during the third session of the first Congress, recording the receipt from Alexander Hamilton of 'A Plan for a National Bank'
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. This example with provenant to Uriah Tracy, a Connecticut politician elected to the Third and Fourth Congresses and serving from April 8, 1793, until his resignation in 1796; elected as a Federalist to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Jonathan Trumbull; reelected in 1801 and 1807, and served from October 13, 1796, until his death; served as President pro tempore of the Senate during the Sixth Congress.
NAIP W020589; Evans 23901.