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    1791 Publication of the Acts Passed at the First Session of Congress. Acts Passed at a Congress of the United States of America, (Hudson and Goodwin: Hartford, CT, 1791), 327 pages with 50 blank at the end for notes, hardbound sheep, 5.75" x 9.25". This book is a collection of official Acts passed at the "First Session of the First Congress of the United States", March 4, 1789. The first act passed was "The Constitution of the United States" in its full version, with side notes for quick reference. This early printing of the Acts of the First Congress includes all those passed through March 3, 1791. The appendix to this edition includes printings of the Declaration and the Articles of Confederation along with other extracts from the Journals of the Continental Congress. In fine condition, with age-toning due to time period, foxing and minor joint cracks, but still bound together nicely with legible text. This work was apparently reissued with the same title and imprint, but including the laws through 1793.

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