Exeter, N.H.: Henry Ranlet, 1792. 33,1pp. Modern half morocco and marbled boards. Woodcut vignette on titlepage, two-column border at outer margin of text for the recording of town votes on each article. Ink library stamps on titlepage, minor chipping, light toning and foxing. This copy is accomplished throughout in manuscript, recording votes on the articles for the town of Raymond, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, with the final printed page also accomplished by Jonathan Swain, Raymond's town clerk. Untrimmed. Very good. The proposed amendments to the New Hampshire constitution from the state's constitutional convention of 1791-92, one of two editions printed in 1792. In February of that year it was ordered that the state constitution and, separately, "the articles of amendments be also printed and sent to the several towns and incorporated places, as soon as may be, to be laid before each town and unincorporated place, at a meeting of the inhabitants duly warned for that purpose...to be separately voted upon by the qualified voters present. And the Clerk of such town or place shall seal up the articles of amendments, with the number of votes written down for or against each particular article, and cause return thereof to be made to the convention." This copy of the ARTICLES, accomplished in manuscript throughout by Jonathan Swain, the town clerk of Raymond, New Hampshire records the results of that town's votes on each of the articles. EVANS 24578. SABIN 52802. NAIP w036224. OCLC 6852549. (Inventory #: WRCAM38162A)
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