Boston: Printed by Adams and Nourse, 1783. [37-48] pp. Pages 45-48 misnumbered 41-44. Folio. Stitched, in original plain wrappers. First edition. Crease to front wrapper and two leaves, scattered foxing, else a very good untrimmed copy. Evans 18021. Sabin 45569. NAIP w015090. Item #35256
Most important of the post Revolutionary war acts in this session were for granting to the U.S. Congress certain Imposts and Duties on foreign imported goods and to pay off the debt from the war (taxes covered wine, rum, tea, pepper, sugar, cocoa, coffee, and more). Also acts preventing the destruction of White-Pine trees of more than two feet in diameter, boundary issues, supporting the lighthouses, building and maintaining bridges, regulating the salmon, shad and alewives catches, preventing obstructions in the Merrimack River, and more.