Washington: Government Printing Office, 1904.
Hardcover. Very Good with no dust jacket. Item #14274
Custom half-leather binding with chagrin boards, gilt spine title "Laws of the United States Philippine Commission" and "G A Schneebeli" at spine tail, marbled endpapers and edges. Gustav Adolph Schneebeli, a Swiss immigrant, was a textile magnate who represented the 26th Pennsylvania district in the US House of Representatives during the 59th Congress which followed the issuance of this report. This volume contains: Acts of the Philippine Commission (Nos 950-1251, inclusive); Public Resolutions and Extracts from Minutes of the Proceedings of Philippine Commission (September 24, 1900 to August 31, 1904); Appointments (September 1, 1900 to August 31, 1904); Index. "The second Philippine Commission, also known as the Taft Commission, was a body appointed by the President to exercise legislative and limited executive powers in the Philippines. It was first appointed by President McKinley in 1900 under his executive authority. The Philippine Organic Act was passed by the United States Congress in 1902; this enshrined into law the Commission's legislative and executive authority." - Wikipedia. Extensive details of the beginnings of US colonial rule of the Philippines, under Governor-General of the Philippines William Howard Taft. ; xxiii, 720 pages.