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Act of Congress to Pay the Judges of the Supreme Court
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Printed on a single leaf in one column below a four-line headline, signed in print by George Washington as President, signed by the Secretary of State (“Sam. A. Otis”), and Clerk of the House of Representatives (“John Beckley”).

The text reads, in part: “There shall be allowed ... the yearly compensations ... to the Chief Justice four thousand dollars; to each of the Justices of the Supreme Court three thousand five hundred ... and to the attorney-general of the United States fifteen hundred dollars...”

SUPREME COURT. An Act for allowing certain Compensation to the Judges of the Supreme and other Courts, and to the Attorney-General of the United States. [New York: Printed by Childs and Swaine], September 23, 1789. 10 x 15.5 inches.

Inventory #26626       Price: $7,500

Condition: Very good. Slight separation along old horizontal folds, a few small closed tears to edges, lightly creased.

Reference: Bristol B7167; ESTC W17356; Shipton & Mooney 45689

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