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Early Vermont Imprint

Vermont. The constitution of Vermont, as established by convention in the year 1778, and revised by convention in June 1786. Windsor [Vt.]: Hough and Spooner, 1786. Evans 20096, McCorison 121


The third of five 18th-century editions of the Vermont Constitution. This copy bears the ownership inscription of an early AAS member William Plumer (1759-1850) dated 1787, the same year he was admitted to the New Hampshire bar. Plumer held various state offices before serving as U.S. senator and then governor of New Hampshire; later he was chosen as first president of the New Hampshire Historical Society.
Purchased from David Lesser; Harriet Merrifield Forbes Fund

-David Whitesell, Curator of Books

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C.C. Baldwin "One day I am visited by a collector of ordination sermons; the next, by a collector of 4th of July orations; then comes a collector of geography; another wants religious newspapers; another wants every book printed in New York before 1700. I accommodate myself to all; for I want every thing and collect every thing, and I have more zeal than the whole of them: and in this way I am kept very busy."
~Christopher Columbus Baldwin
 3rd Librarian of AAS