1789 CONSTITUTION + Declaration of Independence Americana Massachusetts LAWS

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“We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense…”

– Preamble to the Constitution of the United States

 

An incredible early book of Americana filled with laws and early politics of the United States government. In addition to the creation and preservation of laws, there are sections on the duties and responsibilities of the President and Vice President of the United States. It also contains an early printing of the US Constitution and other important documents. Some of the legislations include:

  • Laws regarding slave trade
    • Notably the disallowance of owning slaves within the commonwealth.
  • Provisions made for widows
  • Building of highways and town roads
  • Duties of prison wardens, sheriffs, jurors,
  • Forcing vagabonds into correctional houses
  • Exportation regulations of tobacco, pork, onions,
  • Punishment for robbery, blasphemy, rape, polygamy, sodomy, adultery, cursing, lewdness, murder, manslaughter, arson, gambling, engaging in duels, drunkenness, counterfeiting money
  • Rights of negroes as citizens or slaves
  • Native American treaties

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1789 CONSTITUTION + Declaration of Independence Americana Massachusetts LAWS

 

“We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense…”

– Preamble to the Constitution of the United States

 

An incredible early book of Americana filled with laws and early politics of the United States government. In addition to the creation and preservation of laws, there are sections on the duties and responsibilities of the President and Vice President of the United States. It also contains an early printing of the US Constitution and other important documents. Some of the legislations include:

  • Laws regarding slave trade
    • Notably the disallowance of owning slaves within the commonwealth.
  • Provisions made for widows
  • Building of highways and town roads
  • Duties of prison wardens, sheriffs, jurors,
  • Forcing vagabonds into correctional houses
  • Exportation regulations of tobacco, pork, onions,
  • Punishment for robbery, blasphemy, rape, polygamy, sodomy, adultery, cursing, lewdness, murder, manslaughter, arson, gambling, engaging in duels, drunkenness, counterfeiting money
  • Rights of negroes as citizens or slaves
  • Native American treaties

 

Item number: #20156

Price: $950

 

State of Massachusetts

 

The perpetual laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, from the commencement of the constitution, in October, 1780, to the last Wednesday in May, 1789. : To which are prefixed, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation,…

 

Boston: Printed by Adams and Nourse, printers to the Honourable General Court., M, DCC, LXXXIX. [1789]. First edition

 

Details:

  • Collation:
    • [4], 48, 495, [5]
      • Wanting last page(s) of index
    • References: Evans 21948
    • Provenance: Handwritten – Ephraim Bradely Cornish
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Leather; secure
    • Size: ~12.75in X 8in (32cm x 20cm)

 

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20156

Categories

Americana, American History

Law & Government

Authors

State of Massachusetts

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent