DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA... ON THE NINETEENTH DAY OF AUGUST... one thousand eight hundred and forty six Jacob Bailey Moore deposited in this office the title of a book...Memoirs of American Governors. By Jacob Bailey Moore. Vol. I. Washington: Published for the Subscribers. 1846...In testimony that the foregoing is a true copy from the records of my office, I Cassius F. Lee, Clerk of the District Court of the District of Columbia, hereto set my hand...this 19th day of August, A.D. 1846. [Partial text, printed & holograph].
Broadside 31.5 x 19.5 cm., partly printed, completed in manuscript. Vignette of an American eagle at top center of the document. A few short tears along top of sheet, old fold lines, blind stamped seal. AMERICAN IMPRINTS: 46-4778, for this title by Moore, but published by Gates and Stedman of New York. Evidently the Washington edition was never published. See DAB for Moore, a prolific author of state histories and gazetteers, as well as librarian of the New York Historical Society. Item #65160