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A pair of complete and authentic issues of The Herald Of Freedom, Boston, June 16th and June 19th, 1789. Both issues are 4pp., disbound, some separation of the binding edge, and each have "rounded" lower left corners causing very minor paper loss not affecting the the Amendment reports. From the June 16, 1789 issue is on page 2 and running nearly the full three columns is the Proceedings of Congress, much of which addresses Madison efforts to persuade the House to " "now form itself into a committee of the whole upon the state of the Union, to take into consideration the subjects of amendments..." and continued, "he did not propose that a full investigation be gone into, but to quiet the apprehensions of a great many persons respecting the securing certain rights which it was supposed were not suffiicently guarded ..." Then later in the report, "In stating objections which had been made to affixing a Bill of Rights to the constitution..." From the June 19, 1789 issue, 3rd page and running 1-1/2 columns is a complete printing of the proposed amendments. In part, "The following are AMENDMENTS to the New Constitution, proposed by the Hon. Mr. Madson ... Resolved That the following Amendments ought to be proposed by Congress to the legislatures of the States, to become, if ratified by three fourths thereof, part of the Constitution of the United States." It then continues with the nine original Amendments. First. That there be prefixed to the Constitution a declaration, that all power is originally vested in, and consequently derived from, the people. That Government is instituted and ought to be exercised for the benefit of the people; ... Secondly. ... "The number of Representatives shall not exceed one for every thirty thousand, but each State shall have at least one Representative, and until such enumeration shall be made;" and that in place thereof be inserted these words, to wit: "After the first actual enumeration, there shall be one Representative for every thirty thousand, until the number amounts .."... Thirdly....."But no law varying the compensation last ascertained shall operate before the next ensuing election of Representatives." .... Fourthly. ... "The civil rights of none shall be abridged on account of religious belief or worship, nor shall any national religion be established, nor shall the full and equal rights of conscience be in any manner, or on any pretext, infringed." ... Simply an important and historic pair.
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Madison’s Original Nine Amendments Are debated On The Congressional Floor

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Minimum Bid: $2,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,875.00
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Auction closed on Friday, February 28, 2020.
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