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[UNITED STATES SENATE]. Journal of the Senate of the United States of America, Being the First Session of the Third Congress... December 2, 1793 [-9 June 1794]. -- Philadelphia: John Fenno, 1793[-94] – Journal of the Senate of the United States of America, Being the Second Session of the Third Congress... November 3rd, 1794 [-3 March 1795]. Philadelphia: John Fenno, 1794-.
Two parts in one volume, 2° (304 x 188 mm). (First title somewhat spotted.) Contemporary sheep (spine repaired). Provenance: John Rutherford (1760-1840), American politician and land surveyor (bookplate); Carol G. and William E. Simon (bookplate).
FIRST EDITIONS, SENATOR JOHN RUTHERFORD’S COPY. Includes President Washington's December 1793 Address opening the Session, his first Message to Congress since his re-election and his message of December 5, 1793, expressing annoyance at Citizen Genet. His Message opening the Second Session of the Congress focuses on the Whisky Rebellion, the major domestic event at this time. WITH A FINE CONTEMPORARY PROVENANCE: owned by John Rutherford, who served in the New Jersey General Assembly from 1788 to 1790, and was then elected as a Federalist to the United States Senate from New Jersey and served in the Senate from 1791-98. Rutherford was the second Senator to serve from New Jersey, following Jonathan Elmer. Evans 27911 & 29724.