[Philadelphia: 1797]. Folio Broadsheet, 7-3/8" x 12." Old horizontal folds, three chips at blank edges, some foxing in the upper blank margin. Good+.
This apparently unrecorded imprint of the Fourth Congress prints three Acts, two of them approved March 3, 1797 [the day before the inauguration of President John Adams] and one approved March 2, 1797.
The first Act suspends duties on snuff and sugar. The second establishes procedures for remitting or mitigating forfeitures and fines levied pursuant to acts regulating vessels in the fisheries or coasting trade. The third Act concerns the registration and licensing of ships engaged in the coasting and fisheries trade. Each Act is signed in type by George Washington [among his final acts as President], Jonathan Dayton [Speaker of the House], and William Bingham [President of the Senate pro tempore].
Not in Evans, Bristol, Shipton & Mooney, Stark & Cole, ESTC, or the online sites of AAS and OCLC as of December 2019. Item #36485