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    Documenting the Genesis
    of Pennsylvania's State Government

    [American Revolution]. Journals of the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania... 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. Approximately 10 x 15.5 inches. 698, [1, errata] pages. Pagination error, page 623 omitted. Tipped in ALS on second front fly-leaf from Mary Rose Smith to the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, dated June 12, 1877, describing the provenance of the book, which belonged to her great grandfather Abraham Scott. Beneath the tipped in letter is a mounted handwritten genealogical chart showing the direct line of the book's descent. Modern full red morocco, six raised spine bands with gilt title and rules, new endpapers. Light wear along the lower board edges. First front fly-leaf tipped-in and backed with rice paper. Holograph ink name: "Abrm. Scott" on both first and second front fly-leaves. Fly-leaves and first few pages with tears and chips. Title page smaller than others (approximately 9 x 14.5 inches). Few scattered pencil annotations and markings, including on title page. Few small ink corrections. Small hole in text with minor affect to page 21. Paper loss in upper outer corner of H1, restored. Three-and-a-half inch vertical tear to inner margin of Hh2. Small tear to inner margin of Rrr. Some foxing, occasional minor smudging or soiling, minor marginal dampstaining. Edge wear with small margin tears, some repaired, corner bends and creases. Very good. From the collection of Donald Carter.

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    "We view the unhappy differences between Great Britain and the Colonies with the deepest distress and anxiety of mind, as fruitless to her, grievous to us, and destructive of the best interests of both."  -

    Journals of the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. "Resolutions, Unan. II" (page 5).



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