First edition of Acts Passed at the Second Congress of the United States of America: Begun and Held at the City of Philadelphia, On Monday, the Twenty-fourth of October, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety-one.

  • Acts Passed at the Second Congress of the United States of America: Begun and Held at the City of Philadelphia, On Monday, the Twenty-fourth of October, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety-one.
  • Acts Passed at the Second Congress of the United States of America: Begun and Held at the City of Philadelphia, On Monday, the Twenty-fourth of October, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety-one.
  • Acts Passed at the Second Congress of the United States of America: Begun and Held at the City of Philadelphia, On Monday, the Twenty-fourth of October, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety-one.

Acts Passed at the Second Congress of the United States of America: Begun and Held at the City of Philadelphia, On Monday, the Twenty-fourth of October, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety-one.

Item Number: 95103

Philadelphia: Francis Childs and John Swaine, 1793.

First edition of this volume outlining acts passed by the 2nd United States Congress on October 24th, 1791, which ultimately established Washington, D.C. and the United States Executive Mansion. Octavo, bound in full calf with the original gilt red morocco spine labels, index. In very good condition. Rare, offering a detailed insight into laws passed during the presidency of the first President of the United States, George Washington.

The Second United States Congress, consisting of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives, met at Congress Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from March 4th 1791 to March 4th 1793, during the third and fourth years of George Washington's presidency. During the proceedings, additional House seats were assigned to the two new states of Vermont and Kentucky and President Washington used the veto for the first time, vetoing a bill designed to apportion representatives among U.S. states. The proceedings also included the foundation of Washington, D.C. and the United States Executive Mansion.