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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

An act for appointing deputies from this Commonwealth to a convention ...

Copy or original in Washington papers 237 no.11 Mss. Div.; Evans 20101.; On verso: {stamp} Gift Herbert Putnam Sept. 22 1938; {stamp} Issued by the United States Constitution Sesquicentennial Commission Sol Bl... more

Anthony Garvey to Nicolas Darcel, 1786, Cover Only; with Address for Veuve Samuel Joly l'aine et fils

Anthony Garvey to Nicolas Darcel, 1786, Cover Only; with Address for V...

Cover Only; with Address for Veuve Samuel Joly l'aine et fils

Thomas Jefferson to Borgnis Desbordes, Freres, January 8, 1786, Lister Asquith's Maritime Law Case; William & Catherine (ship); in French

Thomas Jefferson to Borgnis Desbordes, Freres, January 8, 1786, Lister...

Lister Asquith's Maritime Law Case; William & Catherine (ship); in French

Plano de la Ensenada de Mantylla cituada en la costa septentl. de la Ysla de Ulloa en el Estrecho de Magallanes por lattd. de 53 gros. y lomgd. [sic] de 66 gros occidental de Cádiz /

Plano de la Ensenada de Mantylla cituada en la costa septentl. de la Y...

Ensenada de Mantylla unidentifiable on modern maps and/or in gazetteers. Depths shown by soundings. Prime meridian: Cádiz. Watermark: Strasburg fleur-de-lis. Pen-and-ink. Mounted on cloth backing. LC Luso-Hispa... more

Thomas Jefferson to Ferdinand Grand, March 4, 1786, Lister Asquith's Maritime Law Case; William & Catherine (ship)

Thomas Jefferson to Ferdinand Grand, March 4, 1786, Lister Asquith's M...

Lister Asquith's Maritime Law Case; William & Catherine (ship)

Admiral Parker / Birrell sculp.

Admiral Parker / Birrell sculp.

Print shows Sir Peter Parker, head-and-shoulders portrait, right profile, wearing naval uniform; medallion on pedestal with name plate. Title from item. Illus. in: History of the war with America, France, Spain... more

Carta reducida del Estrecho de Magallanes y parte de la costa del Fuego levantado en el año de 1786.

Carta reducida del Estrecho de Magallanes y parte de la costa del Fueg...

Relief shown pictorially. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Mounted on cloth backing. LC Luso-Hispanic World, 200 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes notes and index. O... more

Il Capitano Vincenzo Lunardi, nato in Lucca li 3 gennajo 1759, che esequi il suo XIII viaggio, aereo in Napoli li 13 settembre 1789 / Nesmith, pinxt. ; Burke, fecit.

Il Capitano Vincenzo Lunardi, nato in Lucca li 3 gennajo 1759, che ese...

Head-and-shoulders portrait of Italian balloonist Vincent Lunardi. "Si vende da Luigi Maresculchi alla Stamperia di Musica nel Pallazzo nuovo che fa Cantone ai Gradoni di Chaija" printed below title. Title from... more

Figure exacte et proportions, du globe aërostatique, qui, le premier, a enlevé des hommes dans les airs

Figure exacte et proportions, du globe aërostatique, qui, le premier, ...

Print shows elaborately decorated balloon used by Jean François Pilâtre de Rozier and the Marquis d'Arlandes in ascent from Paris, October 19, 1783, reaching an altitude of 330 feet for nine minutes. (Source: A... more

General Howe / Dodd del. ; Goldar sculp.

General Howe / Dodd del. ; Goldar sculp.

Print shows William Howe, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly left; medallion on pedestal. Illus. in: History of the war with America, France, Spain, and Holland : commencing in 1775 and ending in 1783... more

[Ōgiya hanaōgi yujo]

[Ōgiya hanaōgi yujo]

Print shows Hanaōgi, a courtesan, full-length, standing near a large city gate, facing left. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: H... more

The critic or Tragedy rehears'd / R. T., delin.

The critic or Tragedy rehears'd / R. T., delin.

"Edward Topham (right) hearing, and apparently coaching, Mrs. Wells (left) in a tragic part..." (Source: George) This record contains unverified data from George. Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires pre... more

Admiral Hughes

Admiral Hughes

Print shows Admiral Edward Hughes, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right; medallion on pedestal.

John Daman, August 7, 1786, Bill of Lading for Books Shipped from London to Thomas Jefferson in Paris

John Daman, August 7, 1786, Bill of Lading for Books Shipped from Lond...

Bill of Lading for Books Shipped from London to Thomas Jefferson in Paris

Rto. del Capitan dn. Vincente Lunardi. Nació en Lucca el dia 11 de enero de 1759 ... / Nesmith, pinxt. ; Burke, fecit.

Rto. del Capitan dn. Vincente Lunardi. Nació en Lucca el dia 11 de ene...

Head-and-shoulders portrait of Italian balloonist Vincent Lunardi, with text describing highlights of his diplomatic and aerial activities. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Adams and John Lowell, August 17, 1786, Property in Maine Claimed by Madame de Gregoire
Thomas Jefferson to Treasury Department, July 10, 1786, Account of Money Provided in Paris by the United States and Virginia

Thomas Jefferson to Treasury Department, July 10, 1786, Account of Mon...

Account of Money Provided in Paris by the United States and Virginia

Small talk for the benefit of the Wells / designed by Shortskirts ; executed by Boys.

Small talk for the benefit of the Wells / designed by Shortskirts ; ex...

Print shows a man wearing a mortar board and gown standing on the left expressing concern, "Oh dear - damnation! - what will become of my poor NEDDY." Another man, possibly Edmund Burke, labeled "Fop", is strik... more

In the Society of the Cincinnati, established in the State of South-Carolina: additional rules agreed to, and ratified the 4th day of July, 1786 viz ... Charleston: Printed by Bowen, Vandle, and Andrews, at Franklin's Head, No. 31 Bay [1786].

In the Society of the Cincinnati, established in the State of South-Ca...

Imprint 3.; Not in Evans. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 172, Folder 10.

John Lamb, March 28, 1786, Certificate of Official Proceedings on Paul R. Randall

John Lamb, March 28, 1786, Certificate of Official Proceedings on Paul...

Certificate of Official Proceedings on Paul R. Randall

Street walkers / RST ; etch'd by B. Smith.

Street walkers / RST ; etch'd by B. Smith.

Cartoon shows a well dressed man wearing large hat, possibly George Hanger, walking at the corner of Bond Street and Piccadilly, there he meets the gaze of a fashionably dressed young woman, a prostitute(?), al... more

A chart of the Gulf Stream /

A chart of the Gulf Stream /

Appears in the Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, 1786. Includes inset of North Atlantic and text in left margin "Remarks upon the navigation from Newfoundland to New-York, in order to avoid th... more

Plan of Mr. Fitch's steam boat

Plan of Mr. Fitch's steam boat

Print shows broadside view of John Fitch's design for ferry boat with steam-driven oars.

Plan of a granary

Plan of a granary

Print shows a large granary with sections labeled by letter, legend not included. Title from item. Illus. in: The Columbian magazine, or, Monthly miscellany. Philadelphia : Printed for Seddon, Spotswood, Cist, ... more

J. Marc Barrere, August 31, 1786, Declaration on Seizure of the Neptune (ship) in Port au Prince

J. Marc Barrere, August 31, 1786, Declaration on Seizure of the Neptun...

Declaration on Seizure of the Neptune (ship) in Port au Prince

Lawyers in term / designed by Necessity ; executed by Rapacity.

Lawyers in term / designed by Necessity ; executed by Rapacity.

Print shows lawyers for the defendant on one side and lawyers for the plaintiff's case on the other side of the defendant tugging at his clothing which is labeled with various legal terms. Elements or "part of ... more

The reverse of the great seal of the United States / JT sculp.

The reverse of the great seal of the United States / JT sculp.

Print shows the eye at the top of the pyramid in a medallion inscribed with "Annuit cœptis:" and "Novus ordo seclorum" on a pedestal with olive branch and palm leaf. Title from item. Engrav'd for the Columbian ... more