Philadelphia: Printed by John Dunlap, 1782. ,698 [i.e. 697]pp. plus errata page. Tall folio. Antique-style three-quarter calf and marbled boards. Text evenly toned, scattered foxing, occasional bit of dampstaining. Leaf Gg has a long closed tear in the lower margin, not costing any text. Very good. Untrimmed. Item #WRCAM47551
This copy bears the ownership signature of Richard Willing on the titlepage. Willing, of Chester County, was a member of the Supreme Executive Council of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from 1788 to 1790. This volume of the Journals of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives contains vital records from the period of the American Revolution. Printed in this volume are the Proceedings of the Provincial Conference of Committees, the Declaration of Independence, the Proceedings of the Convention of the State of Pennsylvania, and the Articles of Confederation. A volume of utmost interest and importance, recording in detail the major legislative actions of the Founders from the seat of American revolutionary activity. The House ordered 200 copies of this volume to be printed. Rare. EVANS 17658. ESTC W20604. SABIN 60173. HILDEBURN 4205. MATYAS 82-07.