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1828 VIRGINIA DEBATES on Whether to Adopt the FEDERAL CONSTITUTION Madison, Monroe, Patrick Henry

The DEBATES, RESOLUTIONS, and OTHER PROCEEDINGS, in CONVENTION, of the ADOPTION of the FEDERAL CONSTITUTION, as Recommended by the General Convention at Philadelphia, on the 17th of September, 1787: with the YEAS and NAYS on the DECISION of the Main Question. Collected and Revised, from Contemporary Publications, by Jonathan Elliot.

Volume II - CONTAINING the DEBATES in the COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.

This Volume II of The Federal Constitutional Adoption Debates is considered the most difficult to find. It contains important constitutional orations by JAMES MADISON, JAMES MONROE, PATRICK HENRY, and other important citizens from the commonwealth of VIRGINIA.

From the introductory pages: "The second volume of this collection - the discussions in the Virginia Convention - have been prepared with more labor and care than the two preceding states which compose the contents of the first volume. In doing this, Virginia has handed down to posterity a valuable and extensive stock of political materials in relation to revolutionary times and the revolutionary characters...Ex-Presidents Madison and Monroe, Chief Justice Marshall, Pendleton, Wythe, George Nicholas, and Patrick Henry, among other distinguished citizens of the commonwealth of Virginia, were members of this assembly...There can be no doubt that the substance of the Debates are accurately preserved...The work is, therefore, a valuable repository of the arguments by which the Federal Constitution was opposed, on one hand, and supported, on the other."

The "Index To Topics Of Debate" begins with ABUSE OF POWER (my how relevant to Trump) and includes a category titled "NEGROES Becoming Numerous" (yes, really, in a debate over whether Virgina should adopt the U.S. Constitution, unbelievable).

Published by Jonathan Elliot, Washington [D.C.} on Pennsylvania Avenue, 1828. First Edition.

Hardcovers, leather covered boards, leather spine title labels, 5x8 inches. Pagination: viii, 33-487 (fully collated with a copy from the Princeton University Library).

Condition: The leather covered boards are scratched, scraped, have shorelining / light water staining, and the spine lettering has faded; nonetheless the covers are doing their job surprisingly well and remain attractive in a Harry Potter Hogwarts Library way. Ex-library stamp on title page and a couple other library marks here and there (deaccessioned from the shuttered St. Mary's Seminary of Perryville, Missouri). The pages are toned / browned, foxed, and have water shorelining to the upper area of all pages, but the text remains legible throughout. Despite its flaws a tightly bound, complete, fully legible copy, with original covers.

ASSOCIATION to ELIAS KENT KANE, Senator from Illinois, MEMBER OF THE ILLINOIS CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION and SLAVE OWNER, with his SIGNATURE and HANDWRITTEN PRESENTATION at the top of the title page: "Presented by the Hble. E.K. Kane". (Slave Owner, honorable?)

RARE FIRST EDITION, unique with the Signature of and Association to ELIAS KENT KANE.

About Elias Kent Kane (from Wikipedia):

******Elias Kent Kane, b.1794 d.1835, was the first Illinois Secretary of State and a U.S. Senator from Illinois. He served as Senator from 1825 until his death in 1835.

Kane was a delegate to the first state constitutional convention in 1818. At the convention, the Kane faction unsuccessfully tried to add language permitting slavery in the new state. Kane led pro-slavery forces in the Illinois House of Representatives in an attempt to call another constitutional convention, but was again defeated. However, fellow legislators twice appointed Kane to the United States Senate. He served from March 4, 1825, until his death in Washington, D.C., in 1835.

In 1820 Kane owned five slaves.******

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