AN ACT TO INVEST THE UNITED STATES IN CONGRESS ASSEMBLED, WITH ADDITIONAL POWERS FOR A LIMITED TIME.

[Exeter]: Melcher & Osborne, 1785. Pages 331-336, as issued. Folio. Two rubberstamps on blank portions of page 331. Good+, in later buckram with gilt-lettered red morocco spine label.

Seeking to invest the weak Congress, under the Articles of Confederation, with additional powers over interstate commerce, this scarce Act authorizes Congress to regulate imports and exports of goods "in vessels not the property of the States, or the subjects of a power who shall have formed a commercial treaty with the same."
Evans 19111. Whittemore 369. NAIP w008198 [4]. Item #32126

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