Thomas Blount (1759-1812) owned copy of Journal of the Third Session of the Senate of the United States of American, Begun and Held at the City of Philadelphia, December 6th, 1790, and In the Fifteenth Year of the Sovereignty of the Said United States, 1791. Printed by John Fenno, Philadelphia. Quarto, 203 pages including index, rebound in brown leather with original blind stamped covers, spine with gilt lettering. Includes An Act Declaring the Consent of Congress, that a New State be Formed within the Jurisdiction of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and Admitted into this Union by the name of the State of Kentucky, pp. 131-132. Inscribed "Tho. Blount/6th Dec. 1793", front end paper. 12 1/2" H x 8" W x 1 1/8" D. Biography: Thomas Blount was a North Carolina Congressman, brother of William Blount and uncle of William Grainger Blount, Born at "Blount Hall", Craven (now Pitt) County, N.C., May 10, 1759. At the age of sixteen he entered the Continental Army; was captured and sent to England as a prisoner of war; and after the Revolutionary War engaged in the mercantile business in Tarboro, Edgecombe County, N.C.. He was a member of the State house of commons in 1788; elected as an Anti-Administration candidate to the Third Congress and as a Republican to the Fourth and Fifth Congresses (March 4, 1793-March 3, 1799); unsuccessful candidate for election in 1802 to the Eighth Congress; elected as a Republican to the Ninth and Tenth Congresses (March 4, 1805-March 3, 1809); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1808 to the Eleventh Congress; elected as a Republican to the Twelfth Congress and served from March 4, 1811, until his death in Washington, D.C., February 7, 1812; interment in the Congressional Cemetery. (source: http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000569). CONDITION: Overall good condition with wear, loss, staining, etc. to covers to be expected from age. Pages with toning, foxing spots, areas of dampstaining. Blount inscription in very good, legible condition.
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