Show image list »
First Congress under the new Constitution... Senate lacks quorum...
Item # 551121
April 6, 1789
CONNECTICUT COURANT, & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford , April 6, 1789
* 1st Congress under new U.S. Constitution
Page 3 news under "Hartford" date "April 6" says: "The last accounts from New-York inform us, that the Federal House of Representatives was formed on Wednesday last; and that only one Senator was wanting to make a quorum of that honorable body"
Other news of the day with some ads. Some loss in the upper margin, some staining in unrelated content.
source: wikipedia: The First United States Congress was a meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, consisting of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It met from March 4, 1789 to March 3, 1791, during the first two years of the first administration of U.S. President George Washington, first at Federal Hall at 26 Wall Street in New York City and later at Congress Hall in Philadelphia.
The apportionment of seats in this House of Representatives was based on the provisions of Article I, Section 2, Clause 3 of the United States Constitution. Both chambers had a Pro-Administration majority.