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STEPHEN ROW BRADLEY

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“POLITICAL INTELLIGENCE… IS INTERESTING TO US IN A HIGH DEGREE”

(FOREIGN SERVICE ACT). Foreign Service Act. Act providing the Means of Intercourse between the United States. [New York], [1790].

First edition, association copy of the pivotal Foreign Service Act, an exceptional broadside printing of the first law to formally establish diplomatic offices overseas, passed during the Second Session of the First Congress, initiated by Secretary of State Jefferson and signed into law by Washington on July 1, 1790. From the library of Stephen Row Bradley, the influential U.S. senator from Vermont and “a strong supporter of both Jefferson and Madison.” $32,000.

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EXCEPTIONALLY RARE ASSOCIATION COPY OF THE FINAL SESSION
OF THE FIRST CONGRESS, 1791, ONE OF ONLY 700 COPIES PRINTED

(UNITED STATES CONGRESS). Journal of the Third Session of the Senate. Philadelphia, 1791.

Scarce first edition of the official record of the Third Session of the First United States Senate, with Washington’s State of the Union Address and the text of the 1791 excise law that ultimately triggered the Whiskey Rebellion, this copy a rare association copy from the library of influential Vermont Senator Stephen Row Bradley and signed by him on the front board, notably featuring the act he promoted on Vermont’s admittance to the Union. One of only 700 copies printed, intended only for use by members of government. $7500.

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“THE NORTHWEST FRONTIER HAD BEEN RECEDING STEADILY FOR TWO YEARS”

UNITED STATES CONGRESS. Act Governing the Western Territories. [Philadelphia, 1792].

First official printing of this crucial May 1792 Act reasserting America’s governance of the Northwest Territory against renewed incursions of the British and the “spectre of Indian war,” one of only 30 slip law copies issued. A rare association copy from the library of New England’s leading senator, Stephen Row Bradley. $6000.

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“THE NEW NATION’S GRADUAL AND ORDERLY EXPANSION TO THE WEST”

(UNITED STATES CONGRESS). Ohio Western Reserve. Philadelphia, 1800.

First official printing of the House of Representative report on Connecticut’s cession of the Western Reserve territory to the federal government, thereby resolving state disputes and initiating a key step toward Ohio statehood, this association copy from the library of Stephen Row Bradley, a leading Jeffersonian and a powerful New England senator in the United States Congress. $850.

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