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About George Washington’s Acts of Congress Blog

The Presidential Libraries of the National Archives are honored to host George Washington’s personal copy of the “Acts of Congress” for a national tour March-September 2013.  One of the most historic publications owned by Washington, the book testifies to his crucial role in the implementation and interpretation of the Constitution and the establishment of the new American government. The first Congress ordered the printing of 600 copies of the Acts, which were distributed to federal and state government officials. Chief Justice John Jay and Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson owned volumes similar to Washington’s.

See the tour dates, photos, and learn more here: