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In Congress, November 23, 1776. Resolved that a committee of five to be appointed, with full powers to devise and execute measures for effectually reinforcing General Washington, and obstructing the progress of General Howe's army, and that they

In Congress, November 23, 1776. Resolved that a committee of five to be appointed, with full powers to devise and execute measures for effectually reinforcing General Washington, and obstructing the progress of General Howe's army, and that they

... 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 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 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

... 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 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

... 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 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.].

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

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 making an appropriation for the purposes therein mentioned [effecting

... An act regulating the number of representatives to be chosen by the states of Kentucky and Vermont. [Philadelphia: Printed by Francis Childs and John Swaine, 1791.].

... Whereas Congress did, by a resolution of the twenty-third day of September, one thousand seven hundred eighty-nine. recommend to the several states to pass laws making it expressly the duty of the keepers of their jails to receive and keep t

... Resolved by the Senate and House of representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the United States be requested to cause to be communicated to the National Assembly of France the peculiar sensi

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 for making compensations to the Commissioners of loans for extraordin

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 to continue in force the act therein mentioned, and to make further p

... An act fixing the time [for the next annual meeting of Congress. [Philadelphia: Printed by Francis Childs and John Swaine, 1791.].

... An act for the admission of the State of Vermont into this Union. [Philadelphia: Printed by Francis Childs and John Swaine, 1791.].

... An act declaring the consent of Congress that a new state be formed within the jurisdiction of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and admitted into this Union, by the name of the state of Kentucky. [Philadelphia: Printed by Francis Childs and Joh

... Resolved by the Senate and House of representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the United States be requested to cause to be communicated to the National Assembly of France the peculiar sensi

... Resolved by the Senate and House of representatives of the United States of America assembled, that a mint shall be established under such regulation as shall be directed by law ... [Philadelphia: Printed by Francis Childs and John Swaine, 1

... Resolved by the Senate and House of representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the United States be requested to cause to be communicated to the National Assembly of France the peculiar sensi

... An act to continue in force for a limited time, an Act passed at the first session of Congress, intituled. "An act to regulate processes in the courts of the United States." [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 to continue in force for a limited time, an Act, intituled "An act fo

... An act to compensate the services of the late Colonel George Gibson. [Philadelphia: Printed by Francis Childs & John Swaine. 1792].

... A act concerning the claim of John Brown Cutting against the United States. [Philadelphia: Printed by Francis Childs and John Swaine, 1792.].

Circular. Philadelphia. August 3, 1792. Sir. By the enclosed copy of the minutes of the proceedings of a general meeting of the Citizens of Philadelphia, you will preceive, that the Citizens are desirous to obtain information of the sense of the

Circular. State of Connecticut, Hartford, September 18th, 1798. We enclose you an act passed the 9th day of July last, entitled, "An act to provide for the valuation of lands and dwelling-houses, and the enumeration of slaves within the United S

In the House of Delegates, Friday, January 11, 1799. The General Assembly of Virginia considering that the privation of personal rights solemnly sanctioned by the Constitution and laws of the United States, is arbitrary and unjust; that the righ

To the Honorable the Senate and House of representatives of the United States, in Congress assembled. The memorial and petition of the subscribers, merchants, respectfully sheweth: That, among the multiplied injuries inflicted by the belligerent

Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In Senate, February 12 1805. Resolved, that our Senators in the Congress of the United States be instructed, and our representatives requested, to take all legal and necessary steps, to use their utmost exertions,

Hudson, N. Y. 3 Mo. 29, 1809. Respected friend. Anxious to present the public with an improved system of American geography, which shall combine the numerous advantages to be derived from the precision of recent knowledge and the very superior a

Richmond, June 25th, 1812. Sir. I enclose you the proclamation of the President of the United States, announcing, that the long anticipated event has at length occured: America has closed with Great Britain in a solemn appeal to the God of battl

(Circular.) Sir. I herewith enclose you a copy of the general orders which I have given in consequence of a requisition from the president of the United States ... Js. Barbour [Richmond, 1812?].

Whereas the Legislatures of Connecticut and Massachusetts have proposed the following amendments to the constitution of the United States [7 resolutions] Resolved by the Senate and House of representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in

Philadelphia, June 21, 1825. Sir, A number of persons, feeling an interest in the collection and preservation of whatever may conduce to the knowledge of the History of Pennsylvania, have formed a society under the title of "The Historical Socie

To the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States in Congress assembled. The trustees of the American literary, scientific and military academy established at Middletown, in Connecticut respectfully represent ... Signed by order an

Proposals for publishing a weekly newspaper in the city of Washington to be called the Washington examiner ... Washington City, D. C. Nov. 10, 1826.

Norwich, Vt. Sept. 17, 1829., The Norwich Female Seminary is this day opened to receive young ladies under the care of Miss Mary B. Ware, as principal ....

Grand lodge of the District of Columbia. At the annual communication of the Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia, held at the Central Masonic Hall, in the City of Washington, on Tuesday, the 3d day of November, A. L. 5829, A. D. 1829 the foll

Department of state. Washington 183 To the publisher of the Sir: The newspaper now published by you has been selected for publishing the orders, resolutions, and laws ... passed during the second session of the twenty-fourth Congress ... Should

Harrodsburg, November 8, 1831. Gentlemen. We herewith enclose to you the preamble and resolutions adopted at this place upon yesterday ... At a numerously attended meeting of the Citizens of Mercer County, friendly to the principles and measures

Supreme court of the U. States. January term, 1834. The United States, vs. John Huertas Appeal from the Superior court for the District of East Florida. [Washington, D. C. 1834].

Supreme court of the U. States. January term, 1834. The United States vs. Antonop Huertas. Appeal from the Superior court of East Florida ... R. K. Call, for appelant. [Washington, D. C. 1834].

[Copy of a letter from Th. B. Reiley to Doctor William Jones and a notice to the public] Washington 9th, December, 1836.

Junior exhibition. Yale University 1836 .... Engd by Chs. E. Ely, N. York [s. l., 1836].

Regulations relative to the admission of cadets into the military academy ... B. F. Butler Secretary of war ad interim. Ferbruary 15, 1837.

Frankfort, Kentucky. United States of North America, February 25th, 1839. Sir:- The Agricultural society of Kentucky, one of the United States of North America, presented a memorial to the Legislature of that State at its last session praying fo

Circular. Washington, November 9th, 1840 Dear Sir: In the full conviction that the bill providing satisfaction for the French spoliations prior to 1800, which is now pending in Congress, would be greatly aided and indeed voted at the coming sess

Sir: On behalf of the Republican committee of seventy-six, appointed by the citizens of the District of Columbia friendly to the election of General William Henry Harrison to the Presidency of the United States, we respectfully and cordially add

Headquarters of the Marine corps. Adjutant and Inspector's office. Washington, Orders. [16 orders] A. Henderson, Colonel commandant marine corps. [1840].

The Pennsylvania literary, scientific and military institute, at Bristol, Bucks County, Pennsylvania [Circular. Bristol, Penn. Sept. 14, 1842.

To the Honorable the Senate of the United States. Your memorialists, Importers of cotton manufacturers in the City of New-York, respectfully represent ... [1842?].

An act to provide for ascertaining the condition of the public schools in this state, and for the improvement and better management thereof. Passed October session, 1843 ... To the people of Rhode Island. In pursuance of an Act "to provide for a

Nashville, July 6, 1844. Dear Sir:--- The Democracy of Tennessee, acting through the Central Committee appointed by their State convention, propose to hold a mass meeting at this place on the 15th of August next ....

Sheriff's office. Philadelphia. June 28, 1844 Sir:- In the present excited state of popular feeling, it is possible that some accidental cause may produce disturbance on the approaching anniversary of our national indepedence ... Morton Mc Micha

Agricultural improvement in Virginia, Maryland, Carolina, &c ... John S. Skinner ... Henry O'Rielly. December, 1844.

This sarcophagus was the repository of the remains of the Roman Emperor, Alexander Severus, procured at Beyroot, in Syria, by Commodore Jesse D. Elliott, who brought it to the United States in the year 1839 ... and presented it to the National I

[Confidential circular.] Department of State, Washington, May 14, 1846. Sir: I transmit to you, herewith, a proclamation of the President, of yesterday's date, declaring that was exists between the United States and Mexico ... [Washington, 1846]

A.- No. 10. Revision. State of New Jersey. An act to prohibit unincorporated banks and the passing of tickets. [1846?].

[Circular dated Boston, May 9, 1846].

General Taylor's letter of condolence to Henry Clay on his recent distressing bereavement .... Philadelphia. Published by C. Alexander Daily Chronicle Office, Franklin Place 1847.

Leaflets of the ball room. Being a sketch of the polka quadrilles, the Baden, mazurka figures &c. &c. to which is appended the music of the celebrated Redowa waltz, now first published in the United States.

To the people of Cumberland County. The heart-rending state of starvation which at this moment afflicts the Irish people calls aloud to the civilized nations of the earth to contribute to their relief ... Carlisle [Pa] Feb. 20, 1847.

Washington City, August 17, 1848. Sir: Captain Fraser solicits the honor of your presence, with such friends as may accompany you, at the launching of the new revenue Brig, from the Ship yard of Wm. Easby, near the observatory on Saturday the 19

Sir. You are invited to attend the First annual commemoration of the opening of the Girard College for orphans, on Monday, the first day of January, 1849, when a discourse will be delivered by Job R. Tyson, Esq., at 10 o'clock, A. M., in the lec

It seems to be conceded on all sides that the bill for the relief of the sufferers by French spoliations prior to July 31, 1801, will be voted by Congress next winter ... James H. Causten. Washington City, October 10, 1849.

(No. 35) Circular to registers and receivers. Treasury department. [Washington D. C,] February 24th, 1849.

U. S. Patent office. November 12, 1849. Sir: A copy of the accompanying circular has been addressed to each of the governors of the states and territories of the Union, and I respectfully solicit your co-operation in furthering the objects sough

U. S. Patent office. November 8, 1849. Sir: Endeavoring to trace up the history of American inventions as a duty appertaining to his Bureau and supposing that interesting facts may lie hidden in the archives of the various states ... I respectfu

Sacred to the memory of Sarah Elizabeth second daughter of Greenbury and Charity Solomon, Born July 12, 1834- died August 27, 1850 - Aged 16 years.- "May she rest in peace. The Christian's last thought at night. [6 stanzas of verse].

Philadelphia, July 15th, 1850. Sir: The undersigned, a committee appointed by the National Convention of the Friends of Education, held in this city in October last, to make arrangements for a similar meeting to be held in this city in the last

Franklin academy ... A select school for boys. number strictly limited to twenty-four ... Washington. Polkinhorn, Pr. D St. bet. 6th & 7th Street. [1851?].

Circular. "United States fiscal department." To professional gentlemen, officers in the various branches of the public service, claimants, and others "immediately interested in the practical administration of the government." ... Taylor & Maury,

Boston, Oct. 23, 1852. Dear Sir, The headquarters of the Whigs of Ward six, next door to the Ward Room is now open, and will remain so day and evening, (Sundays excepted,) during the campaign ... Per order of the County and Ward Committee.

Washington, August 14, 1852. Sir: In accordance with an invitation from the corporate authorities of this City, and at the request of numerous citizens, Professor Boynton, of New York, will deliver a lecture upon the subject of Phillips' fire an

Pension of ice. June 1, 1853. For the purpose of preventing the numerous frauds that are daily attempted upon this office the following rules, having been approved by the Secretary of the interior, will be strictly enforced ... [Washington, 1853

The first exhibition of the Metropolitan mechanics' institute, for the promotion and encouragement of manufactures, commerce, and the mechanics and useful arts, will be opened at the City of Washington on Thursday, the 24th day of February, 1853

American and foreign agency, in Washington, D. C. The undersigned offers his services in the prosecution of claims before Congress and the several departments ... Jos. C. G. Kennedy, March 29, 1853. [Washington, D. C. 1853].

The Fourth of July and the Washington national monument ... Washington, June 17, 1854.

Central Academy, Washington City ... This institution has been in successful operation for nearly six years, and is permanently located in the building formerly known at the Medical College, corner of E. and 10th streets ... [Washington] H. Polk

Miss Brooke's English and French boarding and day school, Washington, D. C. [Circular] [Washington, D. C. 1855].

At a Town meeting held in Richmond, April 4th, A. D. 1855. [Resolutions on Railroad law] Richmond, April 4, A. D. 1855.

The Western academy, corner seventeenth and I streets, Washington, D. C. A select school will be opened on the first Monday in September for boys. Number of pupils limited to twenty-five ... Washington, July 26 [1855?] [Washington, D. C.] Polkin

To the Whigs of the first Congressional district. The undersigned, Whigs of the Town of Hartford, being convinced that the late convention held in this city, to nominate a Whig candidate for the First Congressional District, did not, in its comp

To the members of the National Kansas Committee. [1856].

Plan of organization, recommended by the Republican convention held at Hartford, March 12, 1856 ....

Pennsylvania rail road and its connections. Office of the Pennsylvania railroad company Philadelphia, November 3d, 1857.

Boston Saturday evening gazette Established 1814 ... We adopt the present mode of calling your attention to the gazette as an advertising medium ... Wm. W. Clapp, Jr. Editor and proprietor. [Aug. 17, 1858].

The undersigned again call on all interested in their cause,- the cause of freedom, so deeply important not only to the three millions of American slaves, but to the American nation ... for immediate aid, by contributions of money and materials,

Central academy, Corner of E. and 10th street, Washington City, D. C. A select school for boys ... [Washington, D. C.] Polkinhorn's steam job press [1858?].

We have read the memorial to Congress of several New York firms against any further extension of facilities to United States ocean mail steamers, and deem it not inappropriate to offer a few remarks on the subject for the consideration of Congre

Synopsis of reason. Gentlemen:--Senators, and members of the House of representatives of the United States. The philosophy of nature, reason and sound common sence, together with all ancient and modern history, teaches the pleasing lesson, that

The undersigned ... will open a school for young ladies, at Nos. 159 and 161 Pennsylvania Avenue, on Monday, September 6th ... [Washington, D. C. 1858].