Philadelphia, Printed; Hartford, Reprinted: Hudson & Goodwin, 1783. 50,pp. plus folding table. Quarto. Stitched as issued. Moderate toning and dampstaining to outer leaves, light toning to remainder of text. Moderate edge wear, worse on first and last leaf; last leaf creased. Good. Item #WRCAM33231B
The first Hartford printing of this important report by a committee consisting of Madison, Hamilton, and Oliver Ellsworth, issued the same year as the Philadelphia first printing. The report deals with raising national revenue and other important issues facing the new nation. Appended are some relevant state papers: a letter from Franklin and his treaty of Vergennes; Adams' contract with the Netherlands regarding loans; and material relating to the Newburgh Address, including the petition of the officers, extracts from Washington's reply, and related resolutions of Congress. The final unpaginated thirty-one pages of this edition relate specifically to receipts and expenditures of Connecticut, with most of the text a town-by-town listing of balances due the national treasury from various Connecticut localities. HOWES A76, "aa." EVANS 18226. ESTC W15154. REESE, FEDERAL HUNDRED 1 (ref).