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By His Excellency Edward Lord Cornbury, His Majesty's Capt. General and Governour in chief of the Province of New York ... A proclamation. Whereas the Supreme Court of Her Majesties Province of New York ought by the constitution, there of to be

By His Excellency Edward Lord Cornbury, His Majesty's Capt. General an...

Evans 1087.; On verso: 1206. 2 , P.R.O., Septmeber 17, 1702, Cal. 1702, No. 1206 e. Evans 1087. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text... more

Jefferies, in the character of Atropos, cutting the thread of English Liberty

Jefferies, in the character of Atropos, cutting the thread of English ...

Print shows King John seated at a small table outside his tent, signing Magna Carta, behind him stand by two bishops. Four men are pulling a rope, the "thread of English Liberty", which is attached to King John... more

Constitution of the U.S., p. 1

Constitution of the U.S., p. 1

First printing of the Constitution of the U.S.

Constitution of the U.S., p. 2

Constitution of the U.S., p. 2

First printing of the Constitution of the U.S.

Supplement extraordinary to the Independent Journal. Monday, July 28, 1788. On Saturday evening about 9 o'clock arrived the joyful tidings of the adoption of the new constitution, at Poughkeepsie, on Friday, July 25, yeas 30. nays25, Majority 5.

Supplement extraordinary to the Independent Journal. Monday, July 28, ...

Evans 21172.; On verso, Copy 3 and Copy 4: {stamp} Gift Herbert Putnam Sept, 22 1938. {stamp} ISSUED BY THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION SESQUICENTENNIAL COMMISSION, SOL BLOOM, Director General, Washington, ... more

Thomas Jefferson, 1788, Chart of State Votes on the United States Constitution

Thomas Jefferson, 1788, Chart of State Votes on the United States Cons...

Chart of State Votes on the United States Constitution

Poughkeepsie, July 2, 1788. Just arrived by express, The ratification of the new constitution by the Convention of the State of Virginia, on Wednesday the 25th June, by a majority of 10; 88 agreeing, and 78 dissenting to its adoption. [Poughkeep

Poughkeepsie, July 2, 1788. Just arrived by express, The ratification ...

Not in Evans.; On verso, Copy 1: 32; New York (Poghkeepsie) 1788, July 2, Announcing Va has ratified the Constitution; N.Y. Public Library; Ac. 5689.; On verso, Copy 2 and Copy 3: {partial stamp} The Quicent... more

[Passage, in Russian, from A Journey from St. Petersburg to Moscow (1790), in which A.N. Radischev cites excerpts from the Pennsylvania Constitution of 1776 which guarantee freedom of the press]

[Passage, in Russian, from A Journey from St. Petersburg to Moscow (17...

Illus. in: A.N. Radischev, A Journey from St. Petersburg to Moscow (1790). Reference copy may be available in SSF - Press 1776. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings... more

Le tiers état confesseur La constitution Française.

Le tiers état confesseur La constitution Française.

Print shows on the left, a member of the Third Estate sitting in a confessional listening to the confession of the clergy from a clergyman reading a long list of sins, a nobleman is departing, carrying a long l... more

L'Attaque de la constitution

L'Attaque de la constitution

Cartoon showing clergy, nobility, and fugitive counterrevolutionaries, carrying flags labeled "Vive la noblesse et le Clerge", "Lettre Pastorale", and "Voincre ou Courir", attacking a rock, identified as the "C... more

[Du pain et la constitution de LXXXXIII] / dessiné par C. Monnet ; gravé par Helman, l'an 5e, de la R.F.

[Du pain et la constitution de LXXXXIII] / dessiné par C. Monnet ; gra...

Print shows the Assemblée nationale législative meeting in a large room crowded with French citizens, many of them armed with swords and pikes, one holding aloft a victim's head on a pike, another firing a rifl... more

By the President of the United States of America. A proclamation. Whereas the constitution of the United States of America provides that the President may on extraordinary occassions convene both Houses of Congress ... I have therefore thought i

By the President of the United States of America. A proclamation. Wher...

Imprint 3.; Proclamations.; Evans 33047. 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 223, Folder 18.

Resolutions and proceedings in committee of the whole, on the 1st day of August, 1799. [3 resolutions amending the Kentucky constitution]. [Frankfort? Kentucky 1799].

Resolutions and proceedings in committee of the whole, on the 1st day ...

Imprint 2. 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 21, Folder 22.

Resolutions and proceedings in committee of the whole, on the 8th day of August, 1799. [5 resolutions for amending the constitution of Kentucky]. [Frankfort? Kentucky1799].

Resolutions and proceedings in committee of the whole, on the 8th day ...

Imprint 2. 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 21, Folder 24.

Constitution of the Washington Society. Instituted the 28th of January, 1800 ....

Constitution of the Washington Society. Instituted the 28th of January...

Imprint 2. 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 181, Folder 3.

U.S. Reports: Talbot v. The Ship Amelia, 4 U.S. (4 Dall.) 34 (1800)

U.S. Reports: Talbot v. The Ship Amelia, 4 U.S. (4 Dall.) 34 (1800)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 4; Dallas Volume 4; August Term, 1800; Talbot versus The Ship Amelia, Seeman, Claimant.

Constitution of the New Haven association for devising ways and means of usefulness. [n. d.].

Constitution of the New Haven association for devising ways and means ...

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 12, Folder 55.

To the inhabitants of Staten-Island. Fellow-countrymen. We are hastening fast to an election, which, to the lovers of rational liberty, the advocates of our constitution, is unspeakably important. Permit me, therefore, to address to you a few wo

To the inhabitants of Staten-Island. Fellow-countrymen. We are hasteni...

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 113, Folder 5b.

Proclamation de la Constitution, place du Marché des Innocens, le 14 septembre 1791 / Prieur inv. & del. ; Berthault scul.

Proclamation de la Constitution, place du Marché des Innocens, le 14 s...

Print shows a large crowd hearing the news that the new constitution is proclaimed, substantially reducing the power of the monarchy. Title from item. Illustration from: Collection complète des tableaux histori... more

The Feds defeated, and republicans triumphant. Tune -- "Vive a la the constitution [New York, 1809?].

The Feds defeated, and republicans triumphant. Tune -- "Vive a la the ...

Imprint 2.; Verse.; On verso: 1800. 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 113, Folder 31.

Constitution's escape from the British squadron after a chase of sixty hours / M. Cornè p. ; W. Hoogland sc.

Constitution's escape from the British squadron after a chase of sixty...

Print shows rowboats towing the USS Constitution away from the British fleet as the British frigate Belvidera fires it's cannons. In the background, rowboats tow the British frigate Shannon. Other ships in the ... more

Constitution of the Ladies Association of the City of Troy, for the assistance of students who intend to take orders in the Episcopal church. [Troy] November 1817.

Constitution of the Ladies Association of the City of Troy, for the as...

Imprint 2. 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 115, Folder 7.

Queen Caroline. Britain's best hope!! England's sheet-anchor!!!

Queen Caroline. Britain's best hope!! England's sheet-anchor!!!

British cartoon showing people praising Queen Caroline, who holds anchor, representing the Magna Charta, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the people.

Twelve sufficient reasons why I and my understrappers should vote for the new constitution ... [Signed A Judge & Justice of the Peace. [1820?].

Twelve sufficient reasons why I and my understrappers should vote for ...

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 116, Folder 4.

Respected friends. By direction of the Board of managers of the Chester County auxiliary colonization society, I enclose their address, together with a copy of the constitution ... West Chester, Pa. 12th Mo 10th, 1827.

Respected friends. By direction of the Board of managers of the Cheste...

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 153, Folder 3a.

The experiment in full operation

The experiment in full operation

An anti-Jackson satire, critical of the President's federal treasury policy and of Vice-President Van Buren's influence on the administration's fiscal program. The print specifically attacks Jackson's plan to d... more

"This is the house that Jack built . . ."

"This is the house that Jack built . . ."

Caricature shows Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, Francis Blair, William J. Duane, and others, with various animals. A crudely-drawn, anonymous satire on the Jackson Administration, alleging political intrigue... more

Capture of the Guerriere by the Constitution / T. Birch A.C.S.A. ; D. Kimberly sc.

Capture of the Guerriere by the Constitution / T. Birch A.C.S.A. ; D. ...

Print shows the Constitution, in the background, firing on the wreckage of the HMS Guerriere, the last remaining mast is falling, in the aftermath of the battle between the two ships.

The people putting responsibility to the test or the downfall of the kitchen cabinet and collar presses

The people putting responsibility to the test or the downfall of the k...

A prediction of dire consequences to follow from Jackson's withdrawal of federal funds from the Bank of the United States, initiated late in 1833. The artist is harshly critical of Jackson's move to distribute... more

New method of assorting the mail, as practised by Southern slave-holders, or attack on the Post Office, Charleston, S.C.

New method of assorting the mail, as practised by Southern slave-holde...

A portrayal of the nocturnal raid on the Charleston post office by a mob of citizens and the burning of abolitionist mails found there in July 1835. Mail sacks are handed through a forced window of the ransack... more

Capitol fashions for 1837

Capitol fashions for 1837

A caricature of President Martin Van Buren issued during the Panic of 1837, strongly critical of his continuation of predecessor Andrew Jackson's hard-money policies. Particular reference is made to the Specie ... more

At a General Assembly of the State of Connecticut, holden at New Haven in said State, on the first Wednesday of May, A. D. 1838. An act proposing to the people an amendment to the constitution ... Approved, June 1, 1838.

At a General Assembly of the State of Connecticut, holden at New Haven...

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 7, Folder 27.

The new era or the effects of a standing army

The new era or the effects of a standing army

A condemnation of a Van Buren administration plan, put forward by Secretary of War Joel Poinsett, to reform the militia system through creation of a reserve force under regular army officers. The idea was attac... more

This is the house that Jack built

This is the house that Jack built

The Van Buren administration's record, particularly with regard to the handling of public finances, is condemned as corrupt and a perpetuation of unpopular Jacksonian policies. The artist echoes perennial Whig ... more

U.S. Reports: Dobbins v. The Commissioners of Erie County, 41 U.S. (16 Pet.) 435 (1842)

U.S. Reports: Dobbins v. The Commissioners of Erie County, 41 U.S. (16...

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 41; Peters Volume 16; January Term, 1842; Daniel Dobbins, Plaintiff in error, v. The Commissioners of Erie County, Defendants in Error

Circular. Sir.- The present is a momentous crisis, in the affairs of our State. A convention of the delegates of the people, legally assembled, has framed, with extraordinary unanimity, and in a spirit of magnanimous compromise, a Constitution f

Circular. Sir.- The present is a momentous crisis, in the affairs of o...

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 169, Folder 11.

U.S. Reports: Prigg v. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 41 U.S. (16 Pet.) 539 (1842)

U.S. Reports: Prigg v. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 41 U.S. (16 P...

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 41; Peters Volume 16; January Term, 1842; Edward Prigg, Plaintiff in error, v. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Defendant in error

By His Excellency Samuel Ward King, Governor ... A proclamation ... I do therefore in pursuance of the foregoing resolution, issue this my proclamation, announcing that the Constitution aforesaid has been adopted by a majority of the qualified e

By His Excellency Samuel Ward King, Governor ... A proclamation ... I ...

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 170, Folder 2.

U.S. Reports: Bronson v. Kinzie et al., 42 U.S. (1 How.) 311 (1843)

U.S. Reports: Bronson v. Kinzie et al., 42 U.S. (1 How.) 311 (1843)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 42; Howard Volume 1; January Term, 1843; Arthur Bronson, Complainant, v. John H. Kinzie and Juliette A., his wife, Edmund K. Bussing and John S. Bussing, The President, Director... more

U.S. Reports: Luther v. Borden et al., 48 U.S. (7 How.) 1 (1849)

U.S. Reports: Luther v. Borden et al., 48 U.S. (7 How.) 1 (1849)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 48; Howard Volume 7; January Term, 1849; Martin Luther, Plaintiff in error, v. Luther M. Borden et al., Defendants in error. Rachel Luther, Complainant, v. Luther M. Borden et a... more

The Constitution and Guerriere / drawn by G. White ; engd by J.C. McRae.

The Constitution and Guerriere / drawn by G. White ; engd by J.C. McRa...

Print shows the Constitution, in the background, firing on the wreckage of the HMS Guerriere in the aftermath of the battle between the two ships.

Gov. Seabrook's quick step

Gov. Seabrook's quick step

A sheet music cover illustrated with an allegorical vignette incorporating the arms of the state of South Carolina. The quickstep was composed by Geo. F. Cole for the Washington Light Infantry and dedicated by ... more

[Union case for daguerreotype, ambrotype, or tintype showing eagle grasping scroll stating "Constitution and the Laws" within patriotic scroll frame]

[Union case for daguerreotype, ambrotype, or tintype showing eagle gra...

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Berg, no. 1-56. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:105). More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj

U.S. Reports: Harris v. Hardeman et al., 55 U.S. (14 How.) 334 (1853)

U.S. Reports: Harris v. Hardeman et al., 55 U.S. (14 How.) 334 (1853)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 55; Howard Volume 14; December Term, 1852; Benjamin D. Harris, Plaintiff in error, v. William Hardeman, Henry R. W. Hill, Cotesworth P. Smith, and Henry A. Moore

"If I am elected to the high office for which your partiality has nominated me, I will endeavor to administer the government according to the true spirit of the constitution, as it was understood by the great men who framed and adopted it, and i

"If I am elected to the high office for which your partiality has nomi...

Verse.; Campaign song. 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 122, Folder 10.

Kansas - Col. Sumner arriving at Constitution Hall.  Col. Sumner dispersing the people assembled before the legislative hall, Topeka, Kansas

Kansas - Col. Sumner arriving at Constitution Hall. Col. Sumner dispe...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, 1856 July 26 , p. 105.

U. S. Frigate Constitution, (Old Ironsides) ready for launching after repairs on dry dock railway, U. S. Navy yard, Portsmouth, N. H. May 27, 1858

U. S. Frigate Constitution, (Old Ironsides) ready for launching after ...

Photograph shows individuals, on long gang plank, leaving the U. S. Frigate Constitution; crew standing on top deck. Photograph was probably taken by Albert Gregory of Portsmouth, New Hampshire and rephotograph... more

Battle between the Constitution and the Guerriere / painted by Alonzo Chappel ; engraved by James D. Smillie.

Battle between the Constitution and the Guerriere / painted by Alonzo ...

Print shows the Constitution and the wreckage of the HMS Guerriere, at sea in the aftermath of the battle between the two ships.

Action between the Constitution and the Guerriere / Chapin ; Rogers.

Action between the Constitution and the Guerriere / Chapin ; Rogers.

Print shows HMS Guerriere without masts in the aftermath of battle with the USS Constitution.