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Washington implores Congress to rank due to the US  

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Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States at the First Session of the Third Congress



Childs and Swaine

1793 [i.e. 1794]


438, [29] pp. (8vo) 22.8x13.5 cm (9x5½”), original wrappers, pages uncut.

Contains an address by George Washington that implores Congress to be more concerned with other nations' duty to the United States, rather than the United States' duty to other nations.  "There is a rank due to the United States among nations," he writes, "which will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness."  Indexed.

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Front wrapper and spine almost completely gone; some pages folded at corners or creased; chipping; title page toned.

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