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THE CONGRESSIONAL JOURNALS OF THE UNITED STATES

PART I OF THE
NATIONAL STATE PAPERS OF THE UNITED STATES SERIES,

1789-1817

The Journal of

the House of
Representatives

THOMAS JEFFERSON ADMINISTRATION 1801-1809

Volume 6
NINTH CONGRESS, SECOND SESSION

DECEMBER, 1806 - MARCH, 1807

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1210 A King Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19801

Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 77-76813

International Standard Book Numbers
Complete Set Congressional Journals .............0-89453-002-X
George Washington Administration .............. 0-89453-003-8
John Adams Administration .......... .. 0-89453-022-4
Thomas Jefferson Administration ..... ......0-89453-033-X
James Madison Administration ...... ......0-89453-050-X

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PUBLISHER'S NOTE
Every effort has been made to locate the best preserved and most
legible copy of the original documents, some of which have suffered
from the ravages of time. The facsimiles faithfully reflect the
condition of the originals. New and precise technology has been
employed in the reproduction process to enhance readability yet
preserve the flavor of the original to the best of our ability.

Printed in the United States of America.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

VOLUME 6

NOTE: For the complete list of and biographical
notes on the members of the House of
Representatives, together with the Executive and
Judicial officers, for the Seventh through the
Tenth Congresses, please refer to Volume 1 of this
series.

A & G WAY
Printers of the original edition

of this volume

Andrew Way, Jr. was trained as a printer in Philadelphia, and founded the company Way and Groff with Joseph Groff in 1798. The company sought and received lucrative government printing contracts. Rules and Articles for the Better Government of the Troops...of the United States is one of their better known works. The firm opened a branch in Washington in 1800, and the partnership was dissolved in 1802.

Andrew Way, Jr., joined his brother George to form their own bookselling and printing company, A & G Way, in Philadelphia and Washington, which for many years was a prominent printer of the government publications. After 1804 their major activities were centered in the new capital. The business prospered, and in 1807 the Way brothers became the dominant stockholders in a new glass works, which flourished under their astute direction.

They were involved in local social and political affairs, and actively and very successfully lobbied for government printing. They kept on good social and business terms with John Beckley, Clerk of the House, and Samuel Otis, Secretary of the Senate, and these men of some influence helped them greatly.

George, who was the less active partner, died on May 26, 1819, and Andrew continued to operate the printing and glass companies. In 1822 Andrew brought in a new partner, Jacob Gideon, and the printing works began trading under the imprint of Way and Gideon. The company lasted until 1834—and thereafter Andrew Way, Jr. devoted his energies to directing his glass works.

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