[New York]: Printed by Francis Child and John Swaine, . Folio broadside, untrimmed. Untrimmed edges browned, else Very Good.
A rare Act of the First Congress, remitting duties on property of Thomas Jenkins and Company, "merchants of the city of Hudson, in the state of New-York, which was lost by fire in the Brig Minerva, on her passage from New-York to the city of Hudson, her port of delivery." Jenkins, a Nantucket Quaker who moved to Hudson, was central to the growth of its whaling industry.
NAIP locates only two copies [American Antiquarian Society and ScAr]. Evans, as well as Shipton & Mooney, missed it. NAIP also records a variant, without the imprint. The Act was approved by President Washington on June 14, 1790, and signed in type by him, Vice President Adams, and Speaker Muhlenberg.
Bristol B7568. NAIP w010709 . Item #23544