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. 224pp.
Contemporary half sheep and marbled paper covered boards, red morocco lettering piece
Lovely example in original condition of the 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 George Washington's first State of the Union Message, discussions of state surrender of western lands, notices of ratification of the Bill of Rights, and discussions of questions of the seat of government and Hamilton's fiscal proposals. The present example is the first issue of the Senate journal of the second session of the first Congress, with the pagination of the two final leaves uncorrected and without an errata. A highly significant journal describing some of the founding legislation of the United States, in lovely original condition.
Evans 22982; NAIP w020579.