Washington: Gales and Seaton, 1834. 1st edition. Leather. 1st edition. Volume 2 only (of 2). A Very Good copy. 4to., unpaginated, printed in numbered double columns, starting with column 1323, and extending to 2418, with a 30 (xxx) page index at the rear. Bound in period full leather, with title and volume on red and black morocco labels on the spine. The boards are lightly worn; a few pulls on the leather, very light soiling. A Very Good copy. Very Good. Item #23337
Volume 2 of the Constitutional debates published by Joseph Gales. Comprising (with volume I) the Period from March 3, 1789, to March 3, 1791, inclusive. Debates covered in this volume: Public Credit, The Bank of the United States, Duties, Public Lands, The Militia, The Mint, Eulogium on Dr. Franklin, The Navy, the Seat of Government, among others.
Under the title of Annals of Congress, Gales and Seaton published (1834-56, in 42 volumes) the debates in Congress from 1798 to 1824, together with the more important documents and laws, and under the title of Register of Debates in Congress (29 volumes) continued the publication in similar form to cover the years (1824-37).