Lot 261: 1790 Congressional Act Compensation for Judicial Courts Signed George Washington

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October 29, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, US
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Description: Federal Period 1790 Printed Congressional Act: Compensations for Officers of the Judicial Courts Signed George Washington December 6, 1790-Dated Federal Period, An Act Providing Compensations for Officers of the Judicial Courts, United States Congress, Philadelphia, Choice Crisp Near Mint. An outstanding quality, original Broadside Printed Act of Congress, measuring 7.5" x 11.25", 2 pages (1 page front and back), being an official Congressional Act titled, "An Act Providing Compensations for the Officers of the Judicial Courts of the United States, and for Jurors and Witnesses, and for other Purposes." Signed In Print on its reverse second page: "Approved, March the third, 1791. GEORGE WASHINGTON, President of the United States." Also Signed In Print by Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg and John Adams as Vice-President. This historic Act provides for compensation to court officers, jurors, and witnesses for court attendance, miles traveled to court, and other contingencies. Extremely Rare. NAIP and OCLC together record Only Four Copies, at the American Antiquarian Society, the New York Public Library, Yale, and the Library of Congress. EVANS 23862. NAIP w010234. This current example is crisp, clean, well printed and never folded, having bold black printed text including, at the conclusion being, "Approved, March the third, 1791. - GEORGE WASHINGTON, President of the United States." A gorgeous example for display having a bright appearance and excellent overall eye appeal.
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