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State of Georgia. By His Excellency Captain-General, Governor, and commander in chief in and over the said State, and of the militia thereof. To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting: Know ye, that in pursuance of the act for opening t

By the governour, a proclamation Whereas at the General Court holden at New Haven, the thirteenth day of this present month, ... it was agreed and resolved by the following act, that the several laws formerly made for the suppressing and punishi

An act passed by the great and General Court or Assembly of His Majesty’s Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England: Begun and held at Boston upon Wednesday the twenty-eighth day of May 1746. And continued by adjournments to Wednesday the

Anno Regni Georgii II. tricesimo primo. Levying of soldiers. An act passed by the great and general court of assembly of His Majesty’s province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England: begun and held at Boston, upon Wednesday the twenty-fifth da

[Frontis, showing Act V, scene IV of Rodogune]

Exchange for Sterling. (No.) Newport, Rhode-Island, In pursuance of an Act of the General Assembly of the Colony of Rhode-Island, for value received, at Sixty days sight of this my first per exchange, (Second and Third, of the same tenor and dat

Anno Regni Regis Georgii Tertii, quarto et quinto 1764. Timber in Ipswich and Wenham An act, passed by the great and general court or assembly of his Majesty’s province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England: Begun and held at Concord, in the C

[Broadside concerning repeal of Stamp Act, printed in Boston, May 16, 1766]

Virginia Colony Councilmen, Burgesses and Representatives of the Virginia Colony to George III of England, April 14, 1768, Petition Against Taxation by Great Britain; Repeal of Stamp Act

I George Brooke, treasurer of Virginia, hereby certify, that of the County of hath paid into the loan offic of this Commonwealth dollars, to be applied to his credit in account with a British subject, according to an act of General Assembly pass

An act for preventing tumults and riotous assemblies, and for the more speedy and affectual punishing the rioters. [Philadelphia 1771].

New-York, November 5, 1773. To the friends of liberty, and commerce, Gentlemen. It must be strongly marked on your minds, that the end of the last non-importation agreement, was to obtain a repeal of the tyrannical act of Parliament, that impose

By the Upper House of Assembly, October 28, 1773. Gentlemen. We return the bill, entitled "An act for the regulation of the staple of Tobacco, and for preventing frauds in his Majesty's customs." ... Signed by order, U. Scott, Cl. Up. Ho. [Willi

Thomas Jefferson, 1775, Summary of British Armaments Act

An act to restrain the sending of provisions to Cape-Breton, or any other French port or settlement, on the Continent of North America, or Islands night or adjacent thereto. [New York: Printed by James Parker, 1755].

In council. November 7th, 1775. Whereas by an Act of this colony made in the sixteenth year of the reign of George the third, intitled. An act impowering the courts of general sessions of the peace, within this colony to grant licences, to innho

In Congress, Friday, June 9, 1775. Resolved that no obedience being due to the Act of Parliament for altering the charter of the Colony of Massachusetts-Bay, nor to a governor or lieutenant governor who will not observe the direction of, but end

An act and law, made and passed by the General Court or Assembly of the Governor and company of the State of Connecticut, in America, holden at New-Haven, on the second Thursday of October Anno Domini 1776. An act to compel the furnishing necess

In the sixteenth year of the reign of George the third, King, &c. 1776. An act for the carrying into execution a resolve of the American Congress, for ascertaining the number of inhabitants in this Colony. [Watertown: Printed by Benjamin Edes, 1

Extract form the resolves of the General Court of the State of Massachusetts, passed on the 30th day of November, A. D. 1776. A resolve for amending and explaining a late act of the General assembly of this State, intitled “An act for providing

Falmouth, February 1776. Whereas the great and General Court of this Colony, have passed an Act requiring all persons who have in their custody any goods that were taken and carried away from any of the inhabitants of the town of Falmouth, at th

In the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and seventy-six. An act for establishing a naval office for ascertaining the fees. [Watertown: Printed by Benjamin Edes, 1776].

Watertown, July 3, 1776. In Council. Ordered, that the following part of the resolution of this General Assembly respecting the declaration prescribed in the Act, commonly call the test act, be forthwith published in hand bills, and sent to the

No Provincial Convention. Let us act for ourselves, and choose our old five delegates. The friends of the above measure are desired to meet at the usual places of election, at eight o'Clock in order to vote against the eleven deputies. [Pennsylv

No Provincial Convention. Let us act for ourselves, and choose our old five delegates. The friends of the above measure are desired to meet at the usual places of election, at eight o'Clock in order to vote against the eleven deputies. [Pennsylv

The Freemen, freeholders, and inhabitants of the City of New-York are desired to meet at the Coffee-House, on Saturday the 3d instant, at 12 o'clock in the forenoon, to choose a committee to act for them. Feb. 1, 1776. [New York, 1776].

Boston, Feb. 19th, 1777. In pursuance of the Act of the General Assembly of this State entitled. "An act to prevent monopoly and oppression;" the select-men and Committee of correspondence ... [Boston, 1777].

Ten Spanish milled dollars or their value in gold or silver, to be given in exchange for this bill at the treasury of Virginia, pursuant to act of assembly passed Oct. 20 1777.

In Council of Safety. Lancaster, 25th October 1777. An ordinance for appointing and authorizing an additional number of sub-lieutenants, to act in the County of Lancaster ... By order of the Council of Safety. Thomas Wharton, jun. President. Lan

In Council of Safety. Lancaster, 25th October 1777. An ordinance for appointing and authorizing an additional number of sub-lieutenants, to act in the County of Lancaster ... By order of the Council of Safety. Thomas Wharton, jun. President. Lan

One hundred Spanish milled dollars, or the value thereof in gold or silver, to be given in exchange for this bill at the treasury of Virginia, pursuant to an act of assembly passed October the 5th, 1778.

An act for confiscating the property of all such persons, as are inimical to the United States, and of such persons as shall not in a certain time therein mentioned, appear and submit to this state, whether they shall be received as citizens the

One hundred Spanish milled dollars, or the value thereof in gold or silver, to be given in exchange for this bill at the treasury of Virginia, pursuant to an act of assembly passed May the 3d, 1779.

State of New-York, An act to amend an Act for regulating impresses of forage, and carriages, and for billeting the troops within this State. Poughkeepsie: Printed by John Holt, Printer to the State of New-York [1779].

State of Massachusetts-Bay. In the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and seventy-nine. An act to prevent sundry articles being exported from this to the neighbouring states ... [Boston, 1779].

By His excellency Caesar Rodney, Esq; president, captain-general and commander in chief of the Delaware State a proclamation. Whereas as by an Act of the General Assembly of the said State, intitled, "An Act to prohibit the exportation of provis

At a General Assembly of the Governor and company of the state of Connecticut, holden at Hartford, on the 2d Thursday of May, 1779. An act for raising two regiments of men for the defence of this state ... Hartford: Printed by Hudson and Goodwin

State of New-Jersey. An act for compleating the quota of troops belonging to this State in the service of the United States ... Passed at Trenton, March 11, 1780. M. Ewing, jun. clerk.

Thomas Jefferson, October 1780, Act on Navy Regulations

State of Massachusetts Bay. In the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty. An act to prevent and punish desertion and for apprehending and securing deserters form the Continental army ... This act passed May 5, 1780. A true copy.

At a General Assembly of the Governor and company of the State of Connecticut, holden at Hartford, on the second Thursday of October, 1780. An act for collecting and storing a quantity of provisions, for the use of the Continental army and the f

State of New-Hampshire. In the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and eighty one. An Act for impowering the sheriff of the County of Cheshire to release from prison sundry of the good subjects of this State, imprisoned by certain evil-

State of Rhode Island and Providence plantations. In General Assembly, August session, 1781. An act for incorporating and bringing into the field five hundred able-bodied effective men, of the militia, to serve within this State, for one month,

This bill of two hundred dollars shall be exchanged and redeemed in Spanish milled dollars, or the value thereof in gold or silver, at the rate of one for forty at the treasury of Virginia, on or before the thirtieth day of December, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four, according to an act of assembly passed the seventh day of May, 1781.

An act for enlisting soldiers to serve in the Continental Army. [Dated] June 21, 1781. Charlottesville: Prated by Dunlap and Hayes [1781].

In Council, March 30, 1781. Sir. The act of October 1780 for recruiting this state's quota of troops to serve in the Continental army, allowed persons to exempt themselves from certain military duties, by enlisting a soldier after the first day

State of Rhode Island and Providence plantations. In General Assembly, August session, A. D. 1781. An act for proportioning the supplies of beef to the several towns in this State for the support of the army for the months of October and Novembe

State of New Hampshire. In the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-one. An act to ascertain the time for the old continental bills now current in this State, to be received into the Treasury for taxes ... In Council June 30,

State of Connecticut. By the governor. Whereas by the Act of the General Assembly, passed in November last, laying a tax of one penny half-penny on the pound, payable in flour and grain, the receivers in the respective towns, are specially enjoi

Haerlem, November 21, 1783. State of New-York, ss. By the Council appointed by the Act of the Legislature, entitled, "An act to provide for the temporary government of the southern parts of this state, whenever the enemy shall abandom or shall b

State of Rhode-Island and Providence plantations. In General Assembly June session, 1783. An act laying an impost of two per centum, ad valorem, upon certain articles herein mentioned, for the purpose of paying the annual interest arising upon t

[Lady MacBeth] [Act, 5th--'One, two; why then 'tis time to do't / / painted by H. Fuseli ; engrved by J.R. Smith].

State of New Hampshire. John Taylor Gilman, Esquire, Treasure of said state: To the selectmen of Greeting. Pursuant to an act of the General Court of said state, passed the 11th day of June Anno Domini, 1784 ... You are hereby required to assess

Philadelphia, ss. Whereas Collector of the taxes in agreeably to an Act of Assembly, passed the 16th day of March, 1785, has made return to me, that a taxable in the said has been delinquent in paying the sum of his asseeement in the funding tax

Port of Philadelphia. Wardens Office, Philadelphia, 30th of April, 1785. Extract of an Act of the General Assembly, passed the first of April, 1784, entituled, "An Act for the further regulation of the Port of Philadelphia, and enlarging the pow

State of New-Hampshire. John Taylor Gilman, Treasurer of said state. To the selectmen of Greeting. Pursuant to an act of the General Court of said state of New Hamphire (passed February 23, Anno Domini, 1785) ... You are hereby required to asses

An act for appointing deputies from this Commonwealth to a convention proposed to be held in the City of Philadelphia in May next, for the purpose of revising the federal constitution ... November 9, 1786, read the third time and passed the Hous

Thomas Jefferson to Honore Gabriel Riqueti, Comte de Mirabeau, August 21, 1786, Act for Establishing Religious Freedom

In the House of delegates, Thursday, the 25th of October, 1787. [Seven resolutions for electing delegates to a convention to be held in Richmond on the first Monday in June, 1788, to act upon the proposed federal constitution] John Beckly, C. H.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-seven. An act, describing the disqualifications to which persons shall be subjected, who have been, or may be guilty of treason ... [Boston: Printed by

The way to keep him as perform'd at the Richmond Theatre &c. Act V

State of Rhode-Island, &c. In General Assembly, October session, 1787. An act for the more effectually punishing persons who shall be convicted at Larcenies, and for preventing of thefts. [Providence, 1787].

Rhode Island General Assembly, September 1787, Act

North Carolina General Assembly, December 22, 1787, Act

[Arms] Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-seven. An act for preventing persons serving as jurors, who in consequence of having been concerned in the present rebellion, are by law disqual

Pennsylvania General Assembly, March 3, 1788, Act on Treaty of Peace

Maryland Laws and Statutes, 1788, Extract from Act on British Property

An act, to regulate the exportation of flax-seed and lunmber, passed the 1st of March 1788 ... New-York, Printed by Thomas Greenleaf, No. 25 Water-Street [1788].

... An act for establishing an executive department, to be denominated the Department of Foreign Affairs ... Approved July 27, 1789 ... [New York, Childs and Swaine, 1789].

An act to establish an Executive department to be dominated the Department of war ... 1789, June 27. Read the third time and passed the House of representatives. New York: Printed by Thomas Greenleaf, [1789] [Positive Photostat.].

Congress of the United States, begun and held at the City of New-York, on Wednesday the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine. An act for establishing the salaries of the executive officers of government, with their assista

A new general chart of the West Indies, from the latest marine journals and surveys; regulated and ascertained by astronomical observations. I, the subscriber, do certify that I have carefully examined this chart copied from a London publication agreeable to Act of Parliament and find it a true and accurate copy of the original.

The following is a copy of a bill, which was introduced and read in the Honorable General Assembly of this State, at their session last week at Newport--- the consideration of which is postponed to the next session. September 21, 1789. An act fo

Congress of the United States, begun and held at the City of New-York, on Wednesday the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine. An act to suspend part of an act, entitled, "An act to regulate the collection of the duties imp

An act supplementary to the act for the establishment and support of light-houses, beacons, buoys, and public piers. [Philadelphia] Printed by John Fenno [1790].

An act to authorize a grant of lands to the French inhabitants of Galliopolis, and for other purposes therein mentioned ... [179-].

... An act for the government of the Territory of the United States, south of the river Ohio. [New York] Printed by Francis Childs and John Swaine, [1790].

... An act providing for holding a treaty or treaties to establish peace with certain Indian tribes. [New York: Printed by Francis Childs and John Swaine, 1790.].

An act to anend the act for the establishment and support of light-houses, beacons, buoys, and public piers. [New York: Printed by Francis Childs and John Swaine, 1790.].

Congress of the United States: at the second session, begun and held at the City of New-York on Monday the fourth of January, one thousand seven hundred and ninety. An act imposing duties on the tonnage of ships or vessels.

... An act providing for holding a treaty or treaties to establish peace with certain Indian tribes. [New York] Printed by Francis Childs and John Swaine, [1790].

...An act authorizing the secretary of the Treasury to finish the light-house, on PortlandHead, in the district of Maine. [New York: Printed by Francis Childs and Hohn Swaine, 1790.].

... An act for finally adjusting and satisfying the claims of Frederick William De Steuben [New York] Printed by Francis Childs and John Swaine, [1790].

... An act to alter the times for holding the Circuit Courts of the Unite States in the Districts of South-Carolina and Georgia, and providing that the District Court of Pennsylvania shall in future be held at the City of Philadelphia only. [New

State of New Hampshire. In the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety. An act directing the mode of choosing representatives to the Congress of the United States. ... A true copy Attest. Joseph Pearson, Secretary [Exeter: Printed

... An act supplemental to the act for establishing the salaries of the executive officers of government with their assistants and clerks. [New York, Printed by Francis Childs and John Swaine, 1790].

... An act for the relief of David Cook and Thomas Campbell. [Philadelphia: Printed by Francis Childs and John Swaine, 1791.].

... An act in addition to an act, intituled "An act for establishing the salaries of the executive officers of government, with their assistants and clerks. [Philadelphia: Printed by Francis Childs and John Swaine, 1791.].

... An act declaring the consent of Congress to a certain act of the State of Maryland. [Philadelphia: Printed by Francis Childs and Joh Swaine, 1791.].

... An act to amend "An act for establishing the temporary and permanent seat of the government of the United States. [Philadelphia: Printed by Francis Childs and Johnn Swaine 1791.].

Second Congress of the United States. At the first session, begun and held at the City of Philadelphia, in the state of Pennsylvania, on Monday the twenty-fourth of October, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one. An act granting farther time

Plan of the city intended for the permanent seat of the government of t[he] United States : projected agreeable to the direction of the President of the United States, in pursuance of an act of Congress passed the sixteenth day of July, MDCCXC, "establishing the permanent seat on the bank of Potowmac" : [Washington D.C.] /

Plan of the city intended for the permanent seat of the government of t[he] United States : projected agreeable to the direction of the President of the United States, in pursuance of an act of Congress passed the sixteenth day of July, MDCCXC, "establishing the permanent seat on the bank of the Potowmac" : [Washington D.C.] /

... An act to provide for the unlading of ships or vessles, in cases of obstruction by ice. [Philadelphia: Printed by Francis Childs and John Swaine, 1791.].

Congress of the United States: at the third session, begun and held at the City of Philadelphia, on Monday the sixth of December, one thousand seven hundred and ninety. An act supplementory to the act, making provision for the reduction of the p

... An act supplementary to the Act, intituled, "An act to incorporate the subscribers to the Bank of the United States. [Philadelphia: Printed by Francis Childs and John Swaine, 1791.].

... An act of explain and amend an act, intituled. "An act making further provision for the payment of the debts of the United States. [Philadelphia: Printed by Francis Childs and John Swaine, 1791.].

Plan of the city intended for the permanent seat of the government of t[he] United States : projected agreeable to the direction of the President of the United States, in pursuance of an act of Congress passed the sixteenth day of July, MDCCXC, "establishing the permanent seat on the bank of the Potowmac" : [Washington D.C.] /

Congress of the United States: at the third session, begun and held at the City of Philadelphia, on Monday the sixth of December, one thousand seven hundred and ninety. An act supplemental to the Act "establishing the Treasury Department" and fo

An act to continue an act intituled, "And act declaring the assent of Congress to certain acts of the states of Maryland, Georgia, and Rhode Island and Provedence plantations." so far as the same respects the states of Georgia …