PETITION TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES [drop-title]. To the Senators and Members of the House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress Assembled [cover title].

NP [Frankfort, KY or Washington, DC?]: np [The petitioners], 1824. First edition. 8vo. 12 pp. A group of eight prominent Kentucky lawyers petition Congress to alleviate problems with the Federal court system in the state, "as being defective, unequal, insufficient for the prompt administration of justice, therefore requiring re-organization, amendment, and extension," addressing specific problems, cases, and improvements in lawyerly, fashion. The petitioners included John J. Crittenden (1787-1863), Governor of Kentucky, 1848-1850, U.S. Senator from that state at four different periods, 1817-1861, and U.S. Attorney General, 1841 and 1850-1853. Apparently not in Sabin or American Imprints. Not in Coleman or Cohen. OCLC locates two copies (Trinity, Boston Athenaeum). Owner's name torn from upper corner of title leaf (not affecting text). Disbound pamphlet (moderate foxing). (10745). Item #64409

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