Gazette of the United States. Vol. II. No. 64. December 9, 1790
Philadelphia: John Fenno, 1790.
4pp. 3 columns per page. Folio, uniformly toned, almost completely separated at the spine, some light dampstaining to all pages, slightly chipped on left margin of front page. Philadelphia: John Fenno, 1790.
Contains an article of the first meeting of Congress on December 6, 1790 at the temporary capital at Philadelphia since it's move from New York City. "...Monday last being the day appointed for the meeting of the National legislature, in this city, now the seat of government of the United States, thirty-one members of the House of Representatives assembled in the hall, in Chestnut Street, which number not being sufficient to contribute a quorum, they adjourned to yesterday, 11:00 AM." Includes the complete attendance (Roll-Call) of both the House and the Senate. Also, news that a joint Committee of the House reported that they waited on the President of the United States and delivered the message of both Houses. The President informed the Committee that he would meet the two houses in the Senate Chamber tomorrow at 12 o'clock. John Fenno founded the Gazette of the United States which became the leading pro-Federalist newspaper. During the newspaper's history it contained many official articles from the administrations of Washington and Adams and had frequent anonymous articles by Federalists, including Alexander Hamilton.