An American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera
In Congress, Friday, June 11, 1779 Resolved that twenty millions of dollars, or such part thereof as shall be brought into the Continental loan-office on or before the first day of October next, be borrowed on the faith of the United States of A
In Congress, Friday, June 9, 1775. Resolved that no obedience being due to the Act of Parliament for altering the charter of the Colony of Massachusetts-Bay, nor to a governor or lieutenant governor who will not observe the direction of, but end
In Congress, January 30, 1776. Resolved, that it be recommended to the several assemblies in New-England, to assist the General in procuring arms; and the thanks of the Congress given to such of them as have already done so. Extract from the min
In Congress, July 19, 1776. Resolved. That it be earnestly recommended to the Convention of Pennsylvania to hasten with all possible expedition, the march of the associators into New Jersey, agreeable to a former request of Congress ... In Conve
In Congress, June 29, 1779. As Congress are bound by every motive of policy and of public & private justice to maintain the credit of the paper money emitted by their authority on the faith of the United States [Resolutions to borrow twenty mill
In Congress, March 26, 1794. Resolved by the Senate and House of representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That an embargo be laid on all ships and vessels in the ports of the United States ... Approved- March the tw
In Congress, March 26, 1794. Resolved by the Senate and House of representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That an embargo be laid on all ships and vessels in the ports of the United States, whether already cleared
In Congress, May 17, 1775. Resolved that all exportations to Quebec, Nova-Scotia, the Island of St. John’s Newfoundland, Georgia, except the Parish of St. John’s and to East and West Florida immediately cease … May 29 Resolved that no provisions
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, October 3d, 1776. Resolved, that five millions of continental dollars be immediately borrowed for the use of the United States of America, at the annual interest of four per cent ... By order of Congress, John Hancock, President. [P
In Congress, Saturday, March 16, 1776. In times of impending calamity and distress; when the liberties of America are immenently endangered by the secret machinations and open assaults of an insidious and vindictive administration, it becomes t
In Congress, at Watertown, April 30, 1775. Gentlemen, The barbarous murders on our innocent brethren on Wednesday the 19th instant, has made it absolutely necessary that we immediately raise an army to defend our wives and our children from the
In Congress. April 14, 1777. Resolved, That from and after the publication hereof ... [Changes in rules and articles for the better government of the troops.] John Hancock, President. Philadelphia: Printed by John Dunlap, 1777.].
In Congress. December 9, 1776. Whereas General Washington hath repeatedly applied, and yesterday has renewed his application, for an immediate reinforcement for the defence of this City and State. Resolved, That the Council of Safety be requeste
In Congress. November 1, 1777. Forasmuch as it is the indispensible duty of all men to adore the superintending providence of Almighty God, to acknowledge with gratitude their obligations to Him for benefits received ... [Boston: Printed by John
In Convention for the State of Pennsylvania Saturday, August 10, 1776. [7 resolutions: ordering march of the entire State militia; excepting several western counties: and others relating to the flying camp.] [Philadelphia: Printed by Henry Mille
In Convention of the representatives of the state of New York, at Kingston, March 7, 1777. Whereas divers persons, inhabitants of this State have, for notorious disaffection to the liberties of America, and other sufficient causes, been sent int
In Convention. Saturday, March 25, 1775. [Resolution that there be a suspension of administration of justice in civil suits, and that the parties refer the decision thereof to judicious neighbours, and abide by their determination] In Convention
In Council January 3, 1780. Instructions to the lieutenants and sub-lieutenants, appointed to receive the recruits. [Empowering them to subsist such recruits at an expense not exceeding two shillings and six pence per day] [Signed in mss.] Wm. M
In Council Philadelphia, February 15, 1781. [Resolutions instructing the lieutenants and sub-lieutenants of various counties to deliver recruits raised to the several regiments as here assigned] Extract from the minutes. T. Matlack, Secretary [P
In Council of Safety, November 27, 1776. To the Freemen of the City and liberties of Philadelphia. Fellow Citizens. [Calling a public meeting at the State-House] [Signed] David Rittenhouse, Vice-President. [Philadelphia: Printed by W. and T. Bra
In Council of Safety, Philadelphia, December 2, 1776. Sir. The army under General Howe has taken possession of Brunswick--- General Washington, not having a sufficient number of men to oppose the enemy, is obliged to retreat before them-- Vigor
In Council of Safety, Philadelphia, November 16th, 1776. Sir. The fleet which sailed from New-York and took its course to the Southward with the appearance of a design to enter this River, after keeping that course for some time suddenly altered
In Council of Safety. December 5, 1776. Resolved that Messieurs Robert Bailey [and 42 others] be appointed to go round the several ward of this City and the Southern and Northern liberties, to collect all the Old Great Coats, coats, surtouts, Ja
In Council of Safety. Lancaster, 21st October, 1777. [Proclamation directing the confiscation of property of persons giving aid or resorting to the enemy and naming commissioners to dispose of it.] By order of the Council of Safety. Thomas, Whar
In Council of Safety. Lancaster, 25th October 1777. An ordinance for appointing and authorizing an additional number of sub-lieutenants, to act in the County of Lancaster ... By order of the Council of Safety. Thomas Wharton, jun. President. Lan
In Council of Safety. Lancaster, 25th October, 1777. An ordinance for the more effectual levying the monies advanced for substitutes, in the militia, and fines due to the public, for disobedience to the militia laws ... By order of the Council o
In Council of Safety. Philadelphia, November 14th, 1776. 12 o'Clock, Thursday. Sir. We have certain intelligence that the enemy has actually sailed from New York three hundred ships for this City and that great numbers had got out of the Hook at
In Council, 29th Dec. 1788. Sir. In the settlement of the account of this Commonwealth with the United States, vouchers are required ... [Signed] Beverley Randolph. [Richmond: Printed by Thomas Nicolson? 1788].
In Council, April 12, 1781. Sir. Having received an application from the Commanding officer to strengthen our army below, and being very unwilling to harrass the militia, more than shall be absolutely unavoidable we are in hopes an immediate and
In Council, February 20, 1786. Gentlemen. I am under the necessity of troubling you again on the subject of pensioners. The General Assembly, at their last session, having so materially altered the law respecting them, that no person now on the
In Council, January 21, 1790. Gentlemen. A list of the pensions, who are still chargeable to the State, has been forwarded to you; but it you will perceive that the amount is considerable, and the payment will of course be burthersome to the pub
In Council, March 26, 1781. Sir. I inclose you by express, three acts of the last session of Assembly for ascertaining the number of militia in the state; exempting artificers employed at iron works from militia duty, and remedying the incovenie
In Council, March 30, 1781. Sir. The act of October 1780 for recruiting this state's quota of troops to serve in the Continental army, allowed persons to exempt themselves from certain military duties, by enlisting a soldier after the first day
In Council, March 30, 1781. Sir. The act of October 1780, for recruiting this state's quota of troops to serve in the continental army, allowd persons to exempt themselves from certain military duties, by enlisting a soldier after the first day
In Council, May 20, 1788. Gentlemen. I beg leave to submit to your particular attention, the acts of the Executive hereto subjoined. It may be proper to make known to the pensioners in your County, the order for re-examination; otherwise they ma
In Council. Annapolis. November 16, 1811. Sir, In compliance with a resolution of the General Assembly of this State, we have the honor to transmit to your excellency herewith enclosed, an authenticated copy of an act passed at the last session
In Council. January 19, 1781. Sir. The invasion of our country by the enemy at the close of the late session of Assembly their pushing immediately to this place, the dispersion of the publick papers, which for the purpose of saving them necessar
In Council. January 29, 1787. Gentlemen, The executive having addressed you on the 20th of February 1786 concerning pensioners; I beg leave to refer you to their letter. They are still solicitous for a strict adherence to the recommendations, th
In Council. January the 16th, 1797. Gentlemen, The Executive deem it essentially necessary that an accurate state of the commission of the peace in each County, should be known to them, in order that they may judge of the propriety of adding to
In Council. June 16, 1779. The Board proceeded to the consideration of the letters of Colonel Clarke, and other papers relating to Henry Hamilton, Esq ... Williamsburg: Printed by John Dixon and Thomas Nicolson .
In Council. Philadelphia, February 3d. 1779 ... This board having maturely considered the general tenor and course of the military command exercised by Major General Arnold, in this City and State; and divers transactions which have appeared to
In Council. September 19th, 1809. On consideration of the report of the Committee who examined the Auditor's office, it is advised that from and after the 1st day of January next, the Auditor be instructed in every case where any claim by virtue
In Council. Watertown, August 23, 1775. Resolved, that the assessors of each town and district, in this colony, for the present year, be required, so far as in their power to exhibit to this court, on the second Tuesday of its next sitting the s
In Executive committee December 3, 1863. [Minutes] [New York, 1863].
In General Assembly.
In General Assembly of the State of Rhode-Island and Provindence plantations, at a special session held at Providence, on the 29th day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-four. Protest and declaration of the St
In General Assembly, Monday, March 7, 1791. Read the first time, An act repealing so much of any act or acts of Assembly as authorized and directs the assessing levying and collecting the tax therein mentioned. [Philadelphia: Printed by Thomas B
In General Assembly, Saturday, March 26 1791. Read the first time. An act to suspend for the time therein mentioned part of an act entitled "An act for furnishing the quota of this state towards paying the annual interest of the debt of the Unit
In General Assembly. December 3, 1806. Whereas it is considered of importance, that citizens living under the same government should be correctly informed of the views and intentions of every portion of the community ... [Three resolutions, expr
In General Assembly. Tuesday March 29 1791. Read the first time. An act respecting the creditors of the state ... Philadelphia: Printed by Thomas Bradford .
In General assembly of Pennsylvania, Saturday, November 28, 1778. [Resolution, defining the manner of voting for, and against a Convention, and the points to be determined by the Convention] Philadelphia: Printed by John Dunlap. .
In House of representatives, April 11, 1776. The house voted, that beating-orders should be sent to the following gentlemen, for enlisting the regimen to be raised to fortify the town and harbour of Boston … J. Warren, Speaker. In Council April
In House. Friday, February 1, 1878. [Report of] House judiciary committee.
In Provincial Congress, New-York, Dec. 12, 1775. Whereas this Congress has recieved undoubted information, that a number of disaffected persons in Queen's County, have been supplied with arms and ammunition, from on board the ship Asia Ship of W
In Provincial Congress, New-York, March 4th, 1776. Sir. This accompanies the resolves of Congress, requesting you to hold your regiment in readiness to march at a moment's warning .... [Followed by] In Provincial Congress. New York, March 4th, 1
In Provincial Congress, New-York, May 31, 1776. Whereas the present government of this Colony by Congress and committees, was instituted while the former government under the crown of Great-Britain existed in full force ... and was intended to e
In Provincial Congress, Watertown, June 27th, 1775. Resolved that there be immediately raised in the County of Essex, ten companies, to consist of fifty men each, officers included to be stationed upon the sea coast … In Provincial Congress June
In Provincial Congress, Watertown, June 8, 1775. Whereas it is necessary to have as soon as may be, a return of the number and equipment of the forces raised by this colony; and whereas it is of the utmost importance that such returns should be
In Provincial Congress. New-York, August 29th 1775. Whereas the Commander of his Majesty's Ship Asia, under pretence of protecting the King's Property, did in the dead of the night of the 23d instant, most unwarrantably fire on the south part of
In Provincial congress Watertown, July 9, 1775. Whereas there is now a very pressing demand for some articles of cloathing more especially of shirts, breeches, stockings and shoes, in the army raised by the colony of the Massachusetts-Bay, and t
In Provincial congress Watertown, June 15, 1775. Whereas some of the inhabitants of the plantations in this Colony, not incorporated, and some of the inhabitants of the neighbouring colonies, together with a number of the late inhabitants of the
In Provincial congress, Cambridge, December 5, 1774. Resolved. That the proceedings of the American continental congress, held at Philadelphia on the fifth of September last, and reported by the honourable delegates from this colony, have with t
In Provincial congress, Cambridge, December 6, 1774. Resolved, that the following address be presented to the several ministers of the gospel in this Province. Reverend Sir. When we contemplate the friendship and assistance, our ancestors the fi
In Provincial congress, Cambridge, December 6, 1774. The operation of the cruel and iniquitous Boston Port-bill, that instrument of ministerial vengeance, having reduced our once happy capital and the neighbouring town of Charles-town, from affl
In Provincial congress, Cambridge, February 14, 1775. Whereas it appears necessary for the defence of the lives, liberties, and properties of the inhabitants of this province, that this Congress on the first day of their next session, should be
In Provincial congress, Cambridge, October 26, 1774. Whereas in consequence of the present unhappy disputes between Great Britain and the colonies, a formidable body of troops with warlike preparations of every sort are already arrived at, and o
In Provincial congress, Cambridge, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 1774. Order that Mr. Joseph Palmer of Braintree [and 39 others] be a committee to prepare from the best authentic evidence which can be procured, a true state of the number of inhabitants; an
In Provincial congress, Concord, April 12, 1775. Whereas the preservation of our country from slavery, depends under God on an effectual execution of the continental and provincial measures for that purpose. [Resolutions to secure compliance wit
In Provincial congress, Concord, April 15, 1775 … Resolved that it be and hereby is recommended to the good people of this colony, of all denominations, that Thursday the eleventh day of May next be set apart as a day of public humiliation, fast
In Provincial congress, Concord, March 31, 1775. Whereas this Congress is informed, that many collectors and constables having in their hands considerable sums of the public monies of this colony, have hitherto neglected to pay the same to Henry
In Provincial congress, New-York, June 2, 1775. Friends and countrymen. The parent of the universe, hath divided this earth amongst the children of men, and drawn out the line of their habitation ... To the inhabitants of the province of Quebec.
In Provincial congress, Watertown, April 23, 1775. Resolved that the selectmen of each town in this Colony be, and hereby are directed to furnish each non-commissioned officer and private soldier that shall be inlisted in the province service, f
In Provincial congress, Watertown, June 12, 1775. Whereas the enemies of America, are multiplying their cruelties towards the inhabitants of the New-England colonies, by seizing provision vessels, either the property of, or intended to supply th
In Provincial congress, Watertown, June 16, 1775. As it has pleased Almighty God in his providence to suffer the calamities of an unnatural war to take place among us in consequence of our sinful declensions from Him, and our great abuse of thos
In Provincial congress, Watertown, June 17th, 1775. Whereas some of the inhabitants of the new plantation in this colony, not incorporated, and some of the inhabitants of the neighbouring colonies, together with a number of the late inhabitants
In Provincial congress, Watertown, June 17th, 1775. Whereas the hostile incursions this country is exposed to, and the frequent alarms we may expect from the military operations of our enemies, make it necessary that the good people of this colo
In Provincial congress, Watertown, June 29, 1775. Resolved that thirteen thousand coats be provided as soon as may be, and one thereof given to each non-commissioned officer and soldier in the Massachusetts forces, agreeable to the resolve of co
In Provincial congress, Watertown, June 30, 1775. Resolved that all offences committed by any of the soldiers rais’d for defence of the sea coast, shall be tried by a Court martial, consisting of the field officers of the regiment of militia wit
In Provincial congress, Watertown, June 30, 1775. To the several town of the County of Hampshire, on the easterly side of Connecticut River, and the towns in the County of Worcester. This congress taking into their most serious consideration the
In Provincial congress, Watertown, May 1 1775. Whereas the inhabitants of the town of Boston have been detained by General Gage, but at length (by agreement) are permitted to remove with their effects into the country; and as it has been represe
In Provincial congress, Watertown, May 5, 1775. Whereas the term for which this present Congress was chose, expires on the thirtieth instant, and the exigencies of our public affairs, render it absolutely necessary for the safety of this colony,
In Provincial congress. New Hampshire, August 25th 1775. Whereas it is necessary that an exact account of all the inhabitants of this Colony should be taken, in order to be transmitted to the Congress of the United American colonies; therefore r
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 Senate January 8, 1824. Report from the Committee, on the preamble and resolutions of the general assembly of the state of Tennessee. [Albany, 1824].
In Senate of the United Sates. 10th March, 1802. Passed the House of representatives. An act, for revising and amending the acts concerning naturalization ... [Washington] Duane printer .
In Senate of the United Statds, April 30th, 1802. The Committee to whom was referred a bill from the House of representatives, entitled "An act to amend an act, entitled,"An act for the relief of sick and disabled seamen," and for other purposes
In Senate of the United States States. January 16, 1807. Read, and passed to the second reading. An act supplementary to the act, intituled "An act making provision for the redemption of the whole of the public debt of the United States." [Washi
In Senate of the United States, 20th April, 1802. An act, making an appropriation for the support of the Navy of the United States, for the year one thousand eight hundred and two ... [Washington] Duane printer .
In Senate of the United States, April 13th 1802. The Committee to whom was referred the act in addition to an act, entitled "An act in addition to an act regulating the grants of land appropriated for military services, and for the society of th
In Senate of the United States, April 20th, 1802. Read the first time, and passed to the second reading. A bill to extend and continue in force the provisions of an act, entitled "An act giving a right of preemption to certain persons who have c
In Senate of the United States, April 21st 1802. The Committee appointed on the bill, entitled "An act to enable the people of the eastern division of the territory north-west of the river Ohio, to form a constitution and state government, and f
In Senate of the United States, April 26th, 1802. The Committee to whom was referred the bill, entitled "An act making an appropriation for the support of the navy of the United States for the year one thousand eight hundred and two," having con
In Senate of the United States, April 29th, 1802. A bill to carry into effect a resolution of Congress to erect a monument to the memory of the late general David Wooster ... Printed by order of the Senate of the United States. [Washington, 1802
In Senate of the United States, April 30th, 1802. Mr. Tracy, from the commitee on the bill to carry into effect a resolution of Congress to erect a monument to the memory of General Wooster, made report as follows: ... Printed by order of the Se
In Senate of the United States, February 26, 1833. Resolved, that the Secretary of state be directed to lay before the Senate as soon as his duties will permit a statement shewing the increase per centum of the white population in each state and
In Senate of the United States, March 24, 1802. Read the first time, and passed to the second reading. A bill supplementary, to an act, entitled "An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the
In Senate of the United States, March 24, 1802. Read the first time, and passed to the second readings. A bill supplementary to an act, entitled "An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the
In Senate of the United States. 12th April, 1802, read the first time. An act, for the relief of Paul Coulon ... [Washington] Duane printer .
In Senate of the United States. 14th April, 1802. Passed the House of representatives. An act, to amend an act, intitled, "An act for the relief of sick and disabled seamen;" and for other purposes ... [Washington] Duane printer .