These books were published after the first three sessions of the first Congress, and usually given to lawyers, judges, and representatives. Even in bad condition, collectors will still want it



  • Fact 1: "The First Acts of Congress" was originally published in three volumes, this being the first of the three.
  • Fact 2: This copy is signed by James Sterett, a judge in Pennsylvania during the late 1800s. In 1877 he was elected to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, and later, retired in the year 1900.
  • Fact 3: The First United States Congress met from 1789 to 1791, both in New York and Philadelphia, and consisted of around 80 people.
  • Fact 4: The first ten amendments to the United States constitution, later known as the "Bill of Rights," came out of these initial sessions.
  • Fact 5: The Department of State, the Department of War, the Department of Treasury, and the entire Judicial system of the United States were all created during the first session of Congress.

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