AN ACT FOR GIVING EFFECT TO AN ACT, INTITULED, "AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE JUDICIAL COURTS OF THE UNITED STATES," WITHIN THE STATE OF NORTH-CAROLINA. Begun Congress of the United States: at the Second Session, one thousand seven hundred and ninety held at the City of New-York on Monday the fourth of January.

AN ACT FOR GIVING EFFECT TO AN ACT, INTITULED, "AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE JUDICIAL COURTS OF THE UNITED STATES," WITHIN THE STATE OF NORTH-CAROLINA

[New York]: Printed by Francis Childs and John Swaine, [1790]. First published edition of this act establishing the Federal court system in North Carolina. Printed broadside, 13 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches, the headline printed bold, the text arranged in four paragraphs below the title. Signed in type below the text by Augustus Muhlenberg, Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Adams, Vice-President of the United States, and, with approval June 4, 1790 notes, George Washington. The act established one district, to be called "North-Carolina district," to be presided over by one judge who was to reside in the district and hold four sessions of the court annually at the town of Newbern, as well as two circuit courts. Not in Evans, Shipton & Mooney, or Bristol. ESTC W14372 (American Antiquarian Society, South Carolina Archives). OCLC locates three copies (American Antiquarian Society, Minnesota, North Carolina). Some stab holes in the left margin (where previously bound with other, similar acts?), a little browning around the edges, but a lovely copy, in original condition. Original untrimmed edges. (11134). Item #63676

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