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At a General Court for their Majesties Colony of the Massachusetts Bay in New-England, sitting at Boston, upon adjournment, December 22th, 1691 [A proclamation relating to various matters] [Cambridge Printed by Bartholomew Green 1691].

At a General Court for their Majesties Colony of the Massachusetts Bay...

Incomplete. p. 2 wanting.; Positive Photostat.; Proclamation. 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... more

Province of the Massachusetts Bay. Jeremiah Allen, Esq; Treasurer and receiver general for His Majesties said Province. To [blank] constable or collector of the Town of [blank] Greetings, &c. … Given under my hand & seal at Boston, the fifth day

Province of the Massachusetts Bay. Jeremiah Allen, Esq; Treasurer and ...

Tax warrant filled in in mss. for the town of Salem. and signed by Jeremiah Allen.; Ford 540.; Not in Evans. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as... more

[Chart of Plymouth Bay.

[Chart of Plymouth Bay.

Scale ca. 1:24,000. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Hand colored. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 960 Vault AACR2

Continental Congress. Proceedings of the Grand American Continental Congress at Philadelphia, September 5, 1774. Association, &c. ... In Congress, Philadelphia October 20, 1774 Signed Peyton Randolph, President ... Sold at the Printing-office in

Continental Congress. Proceedings of the Grand American Continental Co...

Printed in three columns.; Not in Evans.; On verso: Gift of Matt. B. Jones, Boston. Received May 15, 1934.; On verso: Ac. 4840. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsim... more

The following extracts from the votes and proceedings of the American Continental Congress we are induced to publish thus early purely to ease the impatience of our readers. Association &c. We his Majesty’s most loyal subjects, the delegates of

The following extracts from the votes and proceedings of the American ...

Positive Photostat.; Photographic reproduction.; Stamped on verso: Mss Division.; On verso: Ac. 373. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full te... more

A plan of the sea coast from Boston Bay to the light house near Rhode Island, reduced from the large survey.

A plan of the sea coast from Boston Bay to the light house near Rhode ...

Scale 1:253,440; 4 statute miles to 1 in. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by shading. Has watermarks. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC Maps of N... more

A circumstantial account of an attack that happened on the 19th of April 1775, on his Majesty’s troops. By a number of the people of the Province of Massachusetts Bay. On Tuesday the 18th of April, about half past 10 at night, Lieutenant Colonel

A circumstantial account of an attack that happened on the 19th of Apr...

Positive Photostat.; A British account of Battle of Lexington.; Battle of Lexington. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Prin... more

A plan of the bay and harbor of Boston, surveyed agreeably to the orders and instructions of the Right Honorable the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, to Samuel Holland, Esqr., His Majesty's Surveyor General of Lands for the Northern District of North America,

A plan of the bay and harbor of Boston, surveyed agreeably to the orde...

Scale ca. 1:48,000. Relief shown by shading. Depths shown by soundings and color. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermark. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image... more

To the Hone. Jno. Hancock, Esqre. president of ye Continental Congress, this map of the seat of civil war in America, is respectfully inscribed by his most obedient humble servant, B. Romans.

To the Hone. Jno. Hancock, Esqre. president of ye Continental Congress...

Scale ca. 1:320,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Indexed for points of interest. Insets with indexes: Plan of Boston and its environs, 1775.--A view of the lines thrown up on Boston Neck; by the min... more

In Provincial congress. New York, June 7, 1775. Resolved, that whensoever doubts shall arise, which respect to the recommendations, or resolutions of the Continental Congress ... It is the duty of such persons, to apply to this board for an expl

In Provincial congress. New York, June 7, 1775. Resolved, that whensoe...

Imprint 3.; On verso: S; June 7, 1775. 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 108, Folder 27.

Whereas a report has been industriously propagated in this City, that the Continental Congress has passed a resolve, that unless American grievances were redressed by the first of March, these Colonies should be independent of Great Britain. [Tw

Whereas a report has been industriously propagated in this City, that ...

Evans 14333.; On verso: C; Aug 4, 1775. 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 108, Folder 31a.

Continental Congress, August 27, 1776, Draft of Resolution to Recruit British Officers and Soldiers into Continental Army

Continental Congress, August 27, 1776, Draft of Resolution to Recruit ...

Draft of Resolution to Recruit British Officers and Soldiers into Continental Army

In the House of representatives. February 10 1776. Whereas the votes and proceedings of the Honorable Continental Congress respecting the regiment now raising in this Colony to join the Continental army in Canada, make it necessary that some alt

In the House of representatives. February 10 1776. Whereas the votes a...

Positive Photostat.; Stamped on verso: 504. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. 2 duplicate copies Printed Ephemera Collectio... more

Edmund Pendleton to Virginia Delegates in the Continental Congress, July 13, 1776, Private Addenda to Letter of Same Date; Pennsylvania-Virginia Boundary Dispute; Indian Lands

Edmund Pendleton to Virginia Delegates in the Continental Congress, Ju...

Private Addenda to Letter of Same Date; Pennsylvania-Virginia Boundary Dispute; Indian Lands

[Chart of Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound.

[Chart of Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound.

Scale ca. 1:51,000. Depths shown by soundings. LC copy imperfect: Deteriorated along folds and lower margin. No. "16" in upper left corner. "Note. The soundings and nautical remarks in this chart are laid down ... more

In convention of the representatives of the state of New York. To [blank]  Greeting. Whereas this Convention, in pursuance of the resolves of the Continental Congress, did on the 9th day of June last, direct and order the raising and embodying,

In convention of the representatives of the state of New York. To [bla...

Imprint 2.; 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 109, Folder 20.

Continental Congress, August 27, 1776, Draft of Resolution to Recruit British Officers and Soldiers into Continental Army; Incomplete

Continental Congress, August 27, 1776, Draft of Resolution to Recruit ...

Draft of Resolution to Recruit British Officers and Soldiers into Continental Army; Incomplete

[A chart of Boston Bay and vicinity.

[A chart of Boston Bay and vicinity.

Scale ca. 1:50,000. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 951 LC copy imperfect: De... more

An abstract from resolves containing the encouragement offered by the Continental congress, and by the State of Massachusetts-Bay, to such as shall inlist into the Continental army ... In Council. Jan. 28, 1777. Read and concurr'd John Avery, De

An abstract from resolves containing the encouragement offered by the ...

Copy 2 formerly numbered as Portfolio 40, Folder 7. This item has been renumbered from Portfolio 40, Folder 7. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and ... more

The hon. John Hancock, Esq. - president of the honourable the Continental Congress

The hon. John Hancock, Esq. - president of the honourable the Continen...

Print shows left profile bust portrait of John Hancock between text on "The Character of a Patriot."

State of Massachusetts Bay In the House of representatives, September 14, 1779. Whereas it is indispensably necessary that a supply of blankets should be immediately procured for the service of the army ... [Boston: Printed by Thomas & John Flee

State of Massachusetts Bay In the House of representatives, September ...

Positive Photostat.; Stamped on verso: 595. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. 2 duplicate copies Printed Ephemera Collectio... more

Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union between the states of New Hampshire ...

Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union between the states of Ne...

Title page, no illustration. See E289.U55 (P&P Ref), p. 37. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Va. W-; Articles of Confederation; US Hist. 1778; RBD; Shelf.

Dr. Beniamin [i.e., Benjamin] Franklin gebohrn zu Boston den 17 Janü. 1706

Dr. Beniamin [i.e., Benjamin] Franklin gebohrn zu Boston den 17 Janü. ...

Print shows Benjamin Franklin, half-length portrait, facing slightly right, wearing fur hat, holding book, in oval.

Buzzards Bay and shoals of Nantucket.

Buzzards Bay and shoals of Nantucket.

Scale ca. 1:100,000. Title on verso: Nantucket Shoals and Buzzards's Bay by Lieutt. Knight, 1778. Soundings shown in fathoms. Manuscript, pen-and-ink, pencil, and watercolor. Watermark: Large fleur-de-lis in a ... more

Continental Congress, September 24, 1779, Memorandum on Gold Medal for Henry Lee for Leadership at Powles Hook

Continental Congress, September 24, 1779, Memorandum on Gold Medal for...

Memorandum on Gold Medal for Henry Lee for Leadership at Powles Hook

[Penobscot River and Bay, with the operations of the English fleet, under Sir George Collyer, against the division of Massachusetts troops acting against Fort Castine, August 1779; with full soundings up to the present site of Bangor.

[Penobscot River and Bay, with the operations of the English fleet, un...

Scale ca. 1:46,000. Title from William Faden's Catalogue of a curious and valuable collection of original maps and plans. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermarks. Oriented with north to the right... more

Benjamin Franklin L.L.D. F.R.S. - one of the American plenipotentiaries at the Court of France / Pollard sculp.

Benjamin Franklin L.L.D. F.R.S. - one of the American plenipotentiarie...

Print shows Benjamin Franklin, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left, without spectacles, wearing fur cap, in oval.

A new and accurate map of the colony of Massachusets [i.e. Massachusetts] Bay, in North America, from a late survey.

A new and accurate map of the colony of Massachusets [i.e. Massachuset...

Covers eastern Massachusetts, Rhode Island, eastern Connecticut, and small portions of New Hampshire and Vermont. Relief shown pictorially. From Universal magazine of knowledge and pleasure, vol. 66, Dec. 1780,... more

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.

State of Massachusetts Bay. In the year of our Lord one thousand seven...

Copy 2 & 3 Photographic reproduction.; Imprint 3. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. 3 duplicate copies Printed Ephemera Col... more

Samuel Adams, esqr. One of the delegates from the province of Massachusetts-Bay to the general continental congress of North America.

Samuel Adams, esqr. One of the delegates from the province of Massachu...

Samuel Adams, full-length portrait, seated by window, facing slightly left.

Benjamin Franklin L.L.D. - envoy from the American Congress to the French Court

Benjamin Franklin L.L.D. - envoy from the American Congress to the Fre...

Print shows Benjamin Franklin, three-quarter length portrait, seated at desk, facing right with left arm resting on arm of chair.

Benjamin Franklin - né à Boston dans la Nouvelle Angleterre, le 17 Janvier 1706 / Desrayes del ; le Beau scul.

Benjamin Franklin - né à Boston dans la Nouvelle Angleterre, le 17 Jan...

Print shows Benjamin Franklin, head-and-shoulders portrait, wearing fur hat, without spectacles, facing left, in oval tied with a ribbon at top, on base in frame with title plate.

Benjamin Franklin, né à Boston le 17 janvier 1706 - eripuit cœlo fulmen sceptrum que tyrannis / peint par Madame Filleul ; gravé par Cahtelin, Graveur du Roi.

Benjamin Franklin, né à Boston le 17 janvier 1706 - eripuit cœlo fulme...

Benjamin Franklin, half-length portrait, seated at table, facing front; map and his spectacles are on the table.

His excy. John Hancock, Esqr., late president of the American congress / J. Norman sculp.

His excy. John Hancock, Esqr., late president of the American congress...

Print shows John Hancock, full-length portrait, seated facing right, with pen appears to be signing a document labeled "To the People of Ireland"; other papers on table and floor are "Resolutions of the Contine... more

Premiere assemblée du congrès / dessiné par le Barbier Peintre du Roi ; gravé par Godefroy de l'Academie Imple. et Royale de Vienne &c.

Premiere assemblée du congrès / dessiné par le Barbier Peintre du Roi ...

Print shows session of the First Continental Congress, September 1774, in Carpenter's Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Title from item. Illus. in: Essais historiques et politiques sur les Anglo-Américains, ...... more

Benjamin Franklin / J. Pelicier sculp. 1782.

Benjamin Franklin / J. Pelicier sculp. 1782.

Print shows Benjamin Franklin, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly left, wearing fur collar, in oval draped with foliage on pedestal with books, map, eagles, storm clouds and lightning, and with "VIR" ... more

His excellency Henry Laurens, president of congress & minister plenipotentiary for treating of peace with Grt. Britain / B.B.E.

His excellency Henry Laurens, president of congress & minister plenipo...

Print shows Henry Laurens, head-and-shoulders portrait, left profile, in oval. Title from item. Illus. in: Portraits of generals, ministers, magistrates, members of Congress, and others, who have rendered thems... more

Charles Thomson Esq'r. - secretary to congress / B.B.E.

Charles Thomson Esq'r. - secretary to congress / B.B.E.

Print shows Charles Thomson, head-and-shoulders portrait, right profile; in oval. Title from item. Illus. in: Portraits of generals, ministers, magistrates, members of Congress, and others, who have rendered th... more

Governeer Morris Esq'r., member of congress / B.B.E.

Governeer Morris Esq'r., member of congress / B.B.E.

Print shows Gouverneur Morris, head-and-shoulders portrait, right profile, in oval. Title from item. Illus. in: Portraits of generals, ministers, magistrates, members of Congress, and others, who have rendered ... more

Der Congress erklärt die 13 vereinigten Stăaten von Nord-America für independent am 4ten July 1776 / D. Chodowiecki inv. et del. ; D. Berger sculpsit 1784.

Der Congress erklärt die 13 vereinigten Stăaten von Nord-America für i...

Print shows a meeting of the Continental Congress, one of twelve scenes depicting the history of the American Revolution.

The historical painter

The historical painter

Print shows Charles James Fox as Oliver Cromwell depicted as an artist painting the execution of Charles I, Justice stands behind him with her sword raised ready to strike, hanging on the wall in the background... more

[Newspaper articles and notices printed in 1787 during the Constitutional Convention in Phila.]

[Newspaper articles and notices printed in 1787 during the Constitutio...

Meeting of Sconstayeh, A Cherokee emissary, with George Washington, to protest encroachment of whites on Indian lands. Illus. in: Pennsylvania Packet. Ref. copy may be in E302.5.U6 (P&P Ref.). This record conta... more

[Newspaper articles and notices printed in 1787 during the Constitutional Convention in Phila.]

[Newspaper articles and notices printed in 1787 during the Constitutio...

May 28 passenger list of ship Charelston from Charleston, including Charles Cotesworth Pinckney and Pierce Butler. Illus. in: Pennsylvania Packet. Ref. copy may be in E302.5.U6 (P&P Ref.). This record contains ... more

[Newspaper articles and notices printed in 1787 during the Constitutional Convention in Phila.]

[Newspaper articles and notices printed in 1787 during the Constitutio...

"A correspondent observes..." Concerns about the success of the convention. Illus. in: Pennsylvania Packet. Ref. copy may be in E302.5.U6 (P&P Ref.). This record contains unverified data from caption card. Capt... more

[Newspaper articles and notices printed in 1787 during the Constitutional Convention in Phila.]

[Newspaper articles and notices printed in 1787 during the Constitutio...

Account of the adjournment. Illus. in: Pennsylvania Packet. Ref. copy may be in E302.5.U6 (P&P Ref.). This record contains unverified data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Const., U.S.; Congr. & Conv.

[Proclamation by the State of Pennsylvania offering reward for Daniel Shays and 3 othe rebellion ringleaders. Signed by Benjamin Franklin]

[Proclamation by the State of Pennsylvania offering reward for Daniel ...

Illus. in: Penna. Journal, May 19, 1787. p. 4. Ref. copy may be in E302.5.U6 (P&P Ref.). This record contains unverified data from caption card. Caption card tracings: BI; Penna. Hist; Shays Rebellion.

To the Citizens of New-York. Keep a good Look-Out, my fellow-citizens! The enemies of federalism know they can do nothing in this City by fair play ... This proves, as clear as day, that no federalist had any hand in the paper signed many federa

To the Citizens of New-York. Keep a good Look-Out, my fellow-citizens!...

Evans 21500.; Positive Photostat.; On verso, Copy 1: April 29, 1788.; On verso, Copy 2 and Copy 3: {partial stamp} Gift Herbert Putna Sept, 22 1938. {partial stamp} ISSUED UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION SOL... more

Page 217 from Thomas Jefferson's copy of The Federalist (1788)

Page 217 from Thomas Jefferson's copy of The Federalist (1788)

Illus. in: The Federalist, 1788, p. 217. Reference copy may be in Pres. File. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Pres. Ind.

To the independent electors, of the City and County of Albany. At a public and general meeting of the Federalists of the City of Albany, a committee, consisting of fifteen persons was appointed for the purpose of collecting the sentiments of the

To the independent electors, of the City and County of Albany. At a pu...

Not in Evans.; On verso, Copy 1: #23 Ac. 5689. On vero, Copy 2 and Copy 3: {stamp} Gift Herbert Putnam Sept, 22 1938 .; On verso, Copy 2 and Copy 3: {stamp} ISSUED BY THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION SESQU... more

[Silhouette of George Washington and bust portrait of Benjamin Franklin]

[Silhouette of George Washington and bust portrait of Benjamin Frankli...

Print shows right profile head-and-shoulders portrait of George Washington in oval facing oval containing left profile bust portrait of Benjamin Franklin. Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: The Columbia... more

To the unbiassed & independent electors of the State of New-York. Since our last address to you, a publication has appeared, signed by Mr. Alexander Hamilton, as chairman of a committee, said to have been appointed by a numerous meeting of the i

To the unbiassed & independent electors of the State of New-York. Sinc...

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 111, Folder 16b.