A Manual of Parliamentary Practice. For the Use of the Senate of the United States.

"the first American book on parliamentary procedure": First edition of Thomas Jefferson's A Manual of Parliamentary Practice. For the Use of the Senate of the United States

A Manual of Parliamentary Practice. For the Use of the Senate of the United States.

JEFFERSON, Thomas.

$12,500.00

Item Number: RRB-104073.

Washington City: Samuel Harrison Smith 1801.

First edition of the first American book on parliamentary procedure. Small octavo, bound in full contemporary sheep with red morocco spine label lettered in gilt, gilt tooling to the spine, all edges red. In very good condition. Early ownership signature.

As Vice President of the United States, Jefferson served as the Senate's presiding officer from 1797 to 1801. Throughout these four years, Jefferson worked on various texts and, in early 1800, started to assemble them into a single manuscript for the Senate's use. In December 1800 he delivered his manuscript to printer Samuel Harrison Smith, who delivered the final product to Jefferson on 27 February 1801. The Manual is arranged in fifty-three categories from (1) The Importance of Adhering to Rules to (53) Impeachment. Each section includes the appropriate rules and practices of the British Parliament along with the applicable texts from the U.S. Constitution and the thirty-two Senate rules that existed in 1801. In recent years, Jefferson's Manual has been cited to support the idea that state legislatures can initiate congressional impeachment proceedings. While precedent for an impeachment so initiated does exist, it still requires a direct proposition to impeach be made by a Member of the House, who may incorporate the communication of the legislature in his or her remarks or any impeachment resolution submitted to the House.

Add to wishlist Add to cart Ask a Question SHIPPING & GUARANTEE

If you are interested in an item from one of our catalogues or our website
and would like more information before ordering it, please give us a call;
one of our salespeople will be happy to speak with you and answer any
questions that you might have. For some items, we can also email digital
photographs.

All of our items are guaranteed as described and are shipped on approval.
We accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover, checks and wire
transfer. For first-time buyers, we prefer a credit card and we will only ship
to the billing address on the card. We do ask that if you are not satisfied with
the item, you contact us by phone as quickly as possible and return the item
within ten days.

We ship worldwide and all packages will be sent via UPS or Federal Express
unless another carrier is requested. Next-day or second-day air service is
available upon request. Shipping and insurance charges are additional.

If you are interested in an item from one of our catalogues or our website and would like more information before ordering it, please give us a call; one of our salespeople will be happy to speak with you and answer any questions that you might have. For some items, we can also email digital photographs.

All of our items are guaranteed as described and are shipped on approval. We accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover, checks and wire transfer. For first-time buyers, we prefer a credit card and we will only ship to the billing address on the card. We do ask that if you are not satisfied with the item, you contact us by phone as quickly as possible and return the item within ten days.

We ship worldwide and all packages will be sent via UPS or Federal Express unless another carrier is requested. Next-day or second-day air service is available upon request. Shipping and insurance charges are additional.

Malcare WordPress Security