New York: Hodge, Allen, and Campbell, and for T. Lloyd, the Proprietors, 1790. 449 [i.e., 471], [1 blank] pp, as issued. Some leaves are foxed. Good+ in modern marbled boards, rebacked in calf with gilt-lettered morocco spine label.
Second edition of the second volume of the Register, originally published in 1789. It was "not an official publication, and was continued only during the sessions of Congress held at New York. In its serial form it ended somewhat abruptly with Number III of Vol. IV," in 1790 [Evans]. The debates printed here include much discussion of the proposed Bill of Rights, with prominent participation by James Madison; the establishment of the Department of State, especially the question of the President's power to remove the Secretary; the settlement of lands, and relations with Indians, in the western territories; compensation of the president, vice-president; and a host of other issues.
Evans 22973. NAIP w030486. Item #32393