Saint Paul: George W. Moore, Printer. Minnesotian Office, 1858. Original sheep with gilt-lettered morocco spine labels [light rubbing]. Binder ticket of J.A.M. Hoisington, St. Paul, Minnesota. 7, [1 blank], xviii, [2 blanks], -624 pp [as issued]. Text printed in double columns. Very Good.
This is the record of the Republicans' Constitutional Convention, called in response to Congress's Enabling Act of February 1857, inviting Minnesota to enter the Union as a State. The process began inauspiciously: "The Republican delegates walked out and set up a rival convention." [110 Eberstadt 178.] Each Convention produced a Constitution. Eventually a conference committee would iron out the differences between the two documents.
A detailed Index, Appendix, and list of participants is included, as well as a complete record of the Debates and activities of the Convention.
110 Eberstadt 179. Imprints Inventory 194. Item #31645