Acts Passed at the First Session of the Fifth Congress of the United States of America, published in 1799 by Richard Folwell of Philadelphia. Bound with Acts Passed at the Second and Third Sessions, published by John Bioren in 1800.
Octavo, 240pp, vii, , -561, , -26, iv pp, [48pp index]. Full sheepskin, title in gilt over red morocco label on spine. Previous ownership notation on title page. Light toning throughout, a few points of foxing. (Evans 34688) (Sabin 15502) (Reese, Federal Hundred 70) A scarce omnibus work, with the First Session being published by Richard Folwell of Philadelphia.
The 5th United States Congress met in Congress Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from May 15, 1797 until March 3, 1799. This congressional session took place during the first two years of the John Adams presidency. Laws passed during this congressional session include the Alien and Sedition Acts, establishment of the Marine Corps and the Navy, and acts to regulate “Trade and Commerce with the Indian Tribes.”