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An American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera

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To the Honorable the Representatives of the freemen, of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in General Assembly met. The memorial and petition of Robert Bell, of the City of Philadelphia, printer, book-seller, and book-auctioner. respectfully shewe

To the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts:-The undersigned, citizens of Massachusetts, respectfully ask you to enact that no person, who has been held as a slave, shall be delivered up, by any

To the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. [Cincinnati, 1865?].

To the Honorable the Senate and House of representatives of the United States in Congress assembled ... Benjamin Bannan, Editor Miners' Journal Pottsville, Pa. [1866?].

To the Honorable the Senate and House of representatives of the United States in Congress assembled [Memorial requesting The Chesapeake and Ohio canal] Washington City, December 21, 1829.

To the Honorable the Senate and House of representatives of the United States in Congress assembled: The undersigned a Committee appointed at a meeting of the citizens of Iowa, held at the Burtis Opera House in this city on the evening of the 11

To the Honorable the Senate and House of representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled: We, the undersigned, citizens of the Counties of Washington and Alexandria, in the District of Columbia, beg leave to call the attent

To the Honorable the Senate and House of representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled. The undersigned manufactures, representing the industries set opposite our respective names, respectfully and most urgently petition

To the Honorable the Senate and House of representatives of the United States, in Congress assembled The undersigned, a committee appointed in behalf of sundry citizens of the United States, assembled at Washington, most respectfully represent:

To the Honorable the Senate and House of representatives of the United States, in Congress assembled. The memorial and petition of the subscribers, merchants, respectfully sheweth: That, among the multiplied injuries inflicted by the belligerent

To the Honorable the Senate and House of representatives of the United States, in Congress assembled. The memorial of the undersigned, citizens of Washington,respectfully showeth. That, on the 15th May, 1820, your honorable bodies passed "An act

To the Honorable the Senate and House of representatives of the United States, in Congress assembled: The undersigned respectfully prays your honorable body to make the following enactment ... Be it enacted by the Senate and House of representat

To the Honorable the Senate and House of representatives of the United States, in Congress assembled: [Regarding the removal of the Custom-house in the City of New-York to the Battery ... New York, May 10, 1872.

To the Honorable the Senate and House of representatives of the United States. Your Memorialists, the Chamber of Commerce of the City of Apalachiola, Florida, respectfully pray, that an appropriation be made by Congress for establishing lights o

To the Honorable the Senate and House of representatives of the United States: The undersigned, by authority of the Board of directors of the American colonization society ... respectfully submit to your body the following statement and petition

To the Honorable the Senate and House of representatives, in Congress assembled. We the undersigned, boatswaine, gunners, carpenters and sailmakers- warranted officers of the Navy ... respectfully memorialise your Honorable body, and invite your

To the Honorable the Senate of the United States. Your memorialists, Importers of cotton manufacturers in the City of New-York, respectfully represent ... [1842?].

To the Honorable the members of the Senate and House of representatives, Washington, D. C. The undersigned, representing the historical societies of their respective states, and other institutions and interests of learning and literature --- to

To the Honorable the members of the thirty-ninth Congress of the United States: A remonstrance against the reduction of tax on distilled spirits, as recommended by the Hon. David A. Wells, special commisioner of the revenue ... [Washington, D. C

To the Honorable the representatives of the freemen of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in General Assembly met; the petition of the subscribers, inhabitants of the City of Philadelphia and parts adjacent. Respectfully sheweth ... [Philadelphia

To the Honorable the speaker of the House of representatives. The undersigned, a committee appointed on the petition of Ebenezer Eastman and others, praying for the incorporation of a new town, to be formed out of parts of the towns of Salisbury

To the Honorable the speakers and members of both houses of the General Assembly of Virginia, now in session. The petition of the undersigned sureties of John Preston, late treasurer of the commonwealth ... respectfully represents ... [Signed] R

To the Honorable, the members of the Senate, and House of representatives, in Congress assembled. We, the undersigned, members of the "Tobacco trade of Philadelphia," beg to present this, our memorial, setting forth our views in regard to the Bi

To the Honourable General Assembly of the State of Connecticut, to be holden at Hartford on the second Thursday of May, 1814. The memorial of the subscribers, owners of Merino and other sheep; and other citizens of the State of Connecticut, resp

To the Honourable Patrick Gordon, Esq; Lieutenant Governour of the Province of Pennsylvania, and Counties of New-Castle, Kent and Sussex, upon Delaware. The address of the Mayor and commonalty of the City of Philadelphia, in Council the sixteent

To the Honourable Sir William Gooch, Bart. His Majesty's Lieutenant-governor, and Commander in chief, of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia, The humble address of the Council. [Williamsburg: Printed by William Parks, 1747]. [Negative Photostat.

To the Honourable Sir William Gooch, Bart. His Majesty's Lieutenant-governor, and Commander in chief, of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia, the humble address of the House of Burgesses. [Williamsburg: Printed by William Parks, 1747] [Negative

To the Honourable William Gooch Esq; His Majesty's Lieutenant-Governor, and Commander in chief, of the Colony of Virginia. The humble address of the Council. [Williamsburg, 1745] [Negative Photostat.].

To the Honourable William Gooch, Esq; His Majesty's Lieutenant-Governor and Commander in chief, of the Colony and Dominion, of Virginia. The humble address of the House of Burgesses, Presented, on Monday, the 6th day of November, 1738. [Williams

To the Honourable William Gooch, Esq; His Majesty's Lieutenant-governor, and Commander in chief, of the Colony of Virginia. The humble address of the House of Burgesses. [Williamsburg, 1745.] [Negative Photostat.].

To the Honourable William Gooch, Esq; his Majesty's Lieutenant-governor and Commander in chief, of the Colony and Dominion, of Virginia. The humble address of the Council, in Assembly Presented on Saturday, the 4th day of November, 1738. [Willia

To the Honourable William Nelson, Esquire, President and Commander in chief of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia. The address of the Council ... To which his Honour was pleased to return the following answer ... [Williamsburg, 1770.] [Negative

To the Honourable superior court to be holden at Hartford, within and for the county of Hartford, on the second Tuesday of February, A. D. 1813; sitting as a court of chancery. This petition of Joseph Kelsey, of Hartford, in said county, humbly

To the Honourable the Legislature of the State of New-York: the petition of the Subscribers, citizens of said state, Respectfully showeth- [n. d.].

To the Honourable the Senate and House of representatives of the States of Pennsylvania The memorial of the subscribers, citizens of the City and County of Philadelphia, Respectfully sheweth That imprisonment for debt is a discreditable remnant

To the Honourable the committee appointed to receive claims of such as have right and propriety in the Narraganset Country, or Kings province, in New-England. The declaration of claim in the name and behalf of the proprietors, and owners of the

To the Honourable the mayor and Council of the city of Baltimore, the petition of the undersigned dealers in salted fish ... Baltimore Nov. 28, 1821.

To the Honourable the speakers and members of the Senate and House of Delegates of Virginia, the memorial of the convention assembled at Charlottesville, on the subject of internal improvement, most respectfully represents ... [1828].

To the House of representatives in Congress assembled. The memorial of the Pittsburgh gas company. [Pittsburgh, n. d.].

To the Independent Republican Citizens of the County of Philadelphia. Friends and fellow citizens!. You are this day presented with a strange and novel spectacle, two distinct tickets by two separate parties both styling themselves Democratic Re

To the King and Queen's most excellent majesties. The humble address and petition of the Governour, council, and convention of representatives of the people of your majesties collony of the Massachusets, in New-England [Regarding general restora

To the Legislature of Virginia. Laocoon No. I-VII. [n. p. n. d.].

To the Legislature of the State of Massachusetts. The undersigned, women of Dorchester, in the County of Norfolk, respectfully pray you, immediately, to repeal all laws in this State, which make any distinction among its inhabitants on account o

To the Legislature of the state of one of the United States of America. The undersigned petitioner, with all deference represents to your Honorable body, that under coincident misfortunes, he has been a victim to the oppression, harrass and wast

To the Liberty Party. Gerrit. Smith. Peterboro, May 7, 1846.

To the Maid of Orleans by Edna St. Vincent Millay. 1940.

To the Mayor, the Board of aldermen, and Board of Common council. &c. Fellow citizens The long looked for time is now arrived, and the great national work is now happily begun, that is destined to make our infant city, the second in size, second

To the President and Congress of the United States of America. The remonstrance of the citizens west of the Allegheny mountains respectfully sheweth [concerning the navigation of the Mississippi]. [1793?].

To the President and Council of Pennsylvania. The remonstrance of the subscribers, freemen and inhabitants of the City of Philadelphia now confined in the Free-Mason's lodge. Sheweth that the subscribers have been by virtue of a warrant signed i

To the President and people of the United States: I here present to you what I deem important political disclosures of a standing foreign policy, designed to prostrate the power of these United States. No. 2 ... Augusta, Ga. January 1st, 1860. [

To the President of the United States, Sir We the citizens of Richmond, Manchester, and their vicinities, and manh other persons from distant places who have assembled to take under consideration the late hostile attack upon the Frigate Chesapea

To the President of the United States. We the undersigned, women of the United States, who have freely given our brothers, sons, and husbands to fight for their country in this deadly struggle ... do hereby ask of you, Abraham Lincoln, that you

To the Printers of the American daily advertiser [Correspondence between Robert Morris and Jonas Fauchet] [Philadelphia 1795].

To the Public [Copies of correspondence and documents relating to quarrel between Captain G. H. Richards and Captain H. Shell and Dr. William Beaumont, dated at Plattsburgh New York. June 11, 1815].

To the Public. As the election for members to represent this state in Congress approaches very fast, it is necessary to turn our thoughts to those who are suitable for the purpose; and all good men will readily agree that they ought to be truly

To the Republic electors of Portsmouth. Portsmouth, Mar. 11, 1816.

To the Republican electors of the State of New-Hampshire. [Signed] Rockingham] Rockingham County, Feb. 1819.

To the Republican freeholders of the City of Richmond. Fellow-Citizens. On Monday you are called on to elect a member to represent you in the State Legislature, and every principle of duty and of interest, requires you to act with energy and zea

To the Republican members of Congress. The undersigned, committee of the Republican party of the State of Mississippi, feeling deeply interested in the importance of our cause - the restoration of a Republican form of government in our state- be

To the Republican members of the thirty-ninth congress. Gentlemen! I have recently come into possession of information to the effect that a plot has been formed to destroy the lives of a sufficient number of Republicans to reduce them to a minor

To the Republican voters of the Fourth Congressional district, Pennsylvania. The undersigned respectfully but earnestly invite your attention to the following editorial article from the "North American and United States Gazette" of June 3d ... C

To the Republicans of Indiana and all who desire to affiliate with them ... Indianapolis, Indiana. January 28, 1926.

To the Republicans of Va. Richmond, Va., July 19, 1881.

To the Republicans of the House of representatives. [n. p. n. d.].

To the Rev. Mr. Pitkin, on the death of his lady … [Signed] Phillis Wheatley. Boston, June 16th, 1772. [Boston 1772].

To the Right Honorable Richard, Lord Viscount Howe, of the Kingdom of Ireland, and to his Excellency the Honorable William Howe, Esquire ... The humble representation and petition of the freeholders and inhabitants of Queen's County, on the Isla

To the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey. The memorial of a public meeting of citizens of New Jersey, held at the Court House in Mount Holly, this first day of the year 1851, pursuant to the public notice, for the purpose of

To the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States in Congress assembled. The trustees of the American literary, scientific and military academy established at Middletown, in Connecticut respectfully represent ... Signed by order an

To the Senate and House of representatives in Congress assembled. Your memorialists, on behalf of the General Committee of the United States Indian commission, beg leave to call the attention of your Honorable bodies to the condition and treatme

To the Senate and House of representatives in Congress assembled: the petition of the undersigned, citizens of the United States, respectfully represents: that the conditions of the Potomac River along the City of Washington, D. C. is manifestly

To the Senate and House of representatives of the City of Philadelphia, respectfully represents ... Philadelphia, February 25, 1875.

To the Senate and House of representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in General Assembly met. Philadelphia, March 26, 1874.

To the Senate and House of representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in General assembly met: the petition of the subscribers, Citizens of the City and County of Philadelphia, respectfully sheweth [Regarding as Steam Frigate for the d

To the Senate and House of representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the memorial and petition of the subscribers, in behalf of themselves and of others, citizens of other of the United States, and of the state of Pennsylvania. Your m

To the Senate and House of representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the memorial of the President and directors of the Bank of North America respectfully represents ... Founded on the representation given by the Stock Books of the Ba

To the Senate and House of representatives of the United States, in Congress assembled, the memorial of Jacob B. Clarke. New York, Dec. 1, 1828.

To the Senate and House of representatives of the United States, the following Memorial of John R. Rowand, a citizen of Philadelphia, is respectfully submitted. [n. p. n. d.].

To the Senate and House of representatives of the United States. The memorial of the undersigned, citizens of the District of Columbia, respectfully represents ... That in placing themselves under the protection of the General government, they w

To the Senate and House of representatives of the United States. We whose names are hereunto subscribed, being citizens of the county of Albermarle in the state of Virginia, are urged by consideration which we cannot resist to remonstrate as fol

To the Senate and House of representatives, of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in General Assembly met. The petition of the subscribers, citizens of the said Commonwealth respectfully sheweth [Re. forming of the Farmer's and Mechanics' bank.]

To the Senate and House of representatives: We beg to present to the Honorable the Senate and the House of Representatives of the United States, in connection with our petition for the improvement of the outlet of North Black Lake, the following

To the Senate and Representatives of the United States, in Congress assembled. It is equally foreign from our wishes and intentions to criminate the motives of the national legislatures ... [Regarding the alien and sedition laws.] [Poughkeepsie:

To the Senate of the United States ... [San Francisco, 1861].

To the Senators and Representatives of the United States of America. Legislators! It is much easier to prevent an injury than to correct it! The eyes of the world are upon you. Every word that escapes you has in it the seeds of life or death ...

To the Tradesmen, Mechanics, &c. of the Province of Pennsylvania.

To the Union citizens of New-Hampshire. Concord, N. H., 1865.

To the Voters of Frederick county. Federalists and Republicans. Be not amused, nor drawn off from the main point - a great constitutional question - now at issue between you and the Democrats ... [Signed] An independent voter October 3, 1818.

To the Whig public. In a recent notice, one of the undersigned stated his purpose of commencing at the City of Washington, and with the least possible delay, the publication of a new Whig Journal ... Kno. H. Pleasants, Edward W. Johnston, John W

To the Whigs and conservatives of the United States. Executive committee room, Washington, August 25, 1840.

To the Whigs of 1776. Fellow citizens. You cannot but remember the cry in favor of the "men of 1776" which has continuously been kept up by the Democratic party, and which now again begins to be revived ... An old solder. [n. p. n. d.].

To the Whigs of the first Congressional district. The undersigned, Whigs of the Town of Hartford, being convinced that the late convention held in this city, to nominate a Whig candidate for the First Congressional District, did not, in its comp

To the abolitionists and prohibitionists of the County of Madison ... Your friend Gerrit Smith. Peterboro, August 16, 1858.

To the abolitionists of Massachusetts. Boston. May 24, 1839.

To the agents of their high mightinesses the Dutch East-India company, at St. Eustatia, Beloved partners in iniquity. We, the deputies of their high mightinesses, for the city of New York, dispatch the Cowbay frigate, Captain Thistle, to acquain

To the arm and hammer, a song for May day ... Joseph C. Borden, Jr. Copyright 1898.

To the army of the United States. Officers and soldiers:- I have been requested to prepare an appeal to the army of the United States, officers and private, in favor of temperance ... Edward C. Delavan. Albany, December 1, 1862.

To the authors, editors and publishers of the United States:- The inhabitants of the Territory of Utah, through their authorized agent, desire to address you on a subject wherein you have power very greatly to assist them ... The extension of ed

To the bar of the United States. On the death of Chief Justice Marshall in this city in 1835, the members of the Bar of Philadelphia, anxious to testify their respect for his memory, and assured of the sympathy of their brethren throughout the U

To the candid gentlemen and ladies of the City of New York [In regard to the claim of Cornelius C. Bogardus to lands in the City of New York] [Signed] A Frenchman. [New York, 1773].

To the candid public ... New-London: Printed by Timothy Green, March 1774.


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