Lot 156 of 627:
Lewis & Clark Compensation and important anti-slavery law  

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Acts Passes at the Second Session of the Ninth Congress of the United States [caption title]


[Richmond, VA?]

[J. Courtney Jr., printer]



[ii], (219)-352, 29, [iv] pp. (8vo) original wrappers. Pages untrimmed and unopened. First Edition.

Includes "An Act Making Compensation to Messrs Lewis & Clarke, and their Companions." In two pages it grants certain land warrants and double pay for the time served. Also contains the first printing of a law abolishing the importation of slaves, effective in 1808 (pp. 262-272). The law would have ended the slave trade, but was never adequately funded. Further, the fate of the confiscated or illegally imported slaves was left to the individual states. "Kingsington" in ink at head of front wrappers.

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Foxing and light wear but still as fine a copy as one can expect to encounter.

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