Documentary History of the First Federal Congress of the United States of America, March 4, 1789-March 3, 1791: Legislative Histories: Mitigation of ... on Unclaimed Western Lands (Volume 6)

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Volumes 12 and 13 of this highly acclaimed documentary edition cover the first Congress's second session, from January to August 1790. Among other important issues in this critical period, Congress debated Hamilton's report on the public credit, federal assumption of state Revolutionary War debts, and antislavery petitions from Pennsylvania Quakers. The editors once more have assembled the most complete and reliable text of the debates by examining a variety of sources: stenographer Thomas Lloyd's shorthand notes, his Congressional Register, and contemporary newspaper accounts.

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Helen E. Veit is associate editor of the Documentary History of the First Federal Congress, 1789-1791; Charlene Bangs Bickford is director and co-editor of DHFFC; Kenneth R. Bowling is co-editor of the DHFFC; and William C. DiGiacomantonio is assistant editor of the DHFFC.

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This impressive series, planned at 16 volumes of official and unofficial docu ments, brings to print the overwhelm ing accomplishments of the First Con gress, unquestionably the most important in American history. Vol umes 1, 2, and 3 are the Senate Legisla tive and Executive Journals and the House Journal. These volumes are committee reports, bills, acts, and rele vant documents, all organized in the form of legislative histories. The bills and supporting documents are arranged in alphabetical order so that it is possi ble to conduct research on a single top ic all in one place. The editors have culled archives, personal papers, and contemporary newspapers and periodi cals and have scrupulously included in sertions, deletions, and changes in wording in the text of the bills in order to provide insight into disagreements, controversies, and intentions of the first Congressmen. Never available be fore in print, these documents will vast ly facilitate research. Recommended for academic, research, and law librar ies. Bonnie Collier, Yale Univ. Lib.
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