1789 Acts of Congress to be auctioned in NYC

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This undated photo provided by Christie's shows George Washington’s personal copy of the Acts of Congress, including the Constitution and draft Bill of Rights. On June 22, Christie’s New York will auction the volume which was specially printed and bound for Washington in 1789, his first year in office as first President of the United States. The estimate is $2-3million. (AP Photo/Christie's)

NEW YORK (AP) — George Washington's personal copy of the Acts of Congress is heading to a New York City auction. Its presale estimate is $2 million to $3 million.

Christie's is offering it on June 22.

The 93-page leather-bound volume contains the U.S. Constitution and a draft of the Bill of Rights. It was printed in 1789 during the first president's first year in office.

Washington made notations in the margin of the Constitution and bracketed passages pertaining to the president's duties. The title page contains his signature.

It's being sold by the Dietrich American Foundation of the noted Americana collector Richard Dietrich.

Two similar copies were made for Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson and Attorney General John Jay.

Jefferson's is in the Lilly Library in Indiana. Jay's is in a private collection.