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United States. Continental Congress records, 1765-1825

Author: United States. Continental Congress.
Edition/Format:   Archival material : Microfilm : English
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Original and reproduced records of the U.S. Continental Congress. Includes letters and extracts from letters, circular letters, extracts from journals and minutes of the congress and its committees, committee reports, orders, resolutions, contracts, oaths of allegiance to the United States, requisitions, financial documents, and lists. Subjects include finance, supplies, intelligence, personnel, political affairs,
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: John Adams; Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais; William Bingham; John Dickinson; Horatio Gates; John Hancock; John Jay; John Paul Jones; Henry Laurens; Richard Henry Lee; James Madison; Robert Morris; Charles Thomson; John Adams; Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais; William Bingham; John Dickinson; Horatio Gates; John Hancock; John Jay; John Paul Jones; Henry Laurens; Richard Henry Lee; James Madison; Robert Morris; Charles Thomson
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Archival Material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: United States. Continental Congress.
OCLC Number: 779530341
Language Note: Collection material in English.
Reproduction Notes: In part, facsimilies, transcripts, and photocopies. [Place of reproduction and transcription unidentified]. Microfilm edition produced from originals in the Manuscript Division. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress Photoduplication Service. Microfilm of originals in private hands.
Description: 700 items. 3 containers plus 1 oversize. 3 microfilm reels. 1.2 linear feet.

Abstract:

Original and reproduced records of the U.S. Continental Congress. Includes letters and extracts from letters, circular letters, extracts from journals and minutes of the congress and its committees, committee reports, orders, resolutions, contracts, oaths of allegiance to the United States, requisitions, financial documents, and lists. Subjects include finance, supplies, intelligence, personnel, political affairs, legislation, military matters, and Indian affairs.

Of note in the collection are a bundle of forty-six bills of exchange payable to Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, supplier of arms and military stores to the United States, June 15, 1779; a group of fifteen letters (1777 January 17-1781 November 17) to the U.S. Continental Congress Secret Committee and Robert Morris from William Bingham, merchant and agent for Congress in St. Pierre, Martinique, and after his return to the United States; and an incomplete set of monthly attendance reports for delegates to the Congress, September 1785-May 1788.

Other persons represented include John Adams, John Dickinson, Horatio Gates, John Hancock, John Jay, John Paul Jones, Henry Laurens, Richard Henry Lee, James Madison, and Charles Thomson.

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