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Documents from the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention, 1774 to 1789
Contains 277 documents relating to the work of Congress and the drafting and ratification of the Constitution. Items include extracts of the journals of Congress, resolutions, proclamations, committee reports, treaties, and early printed versions of the United States Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.
Letters of Delegates to Congress, 1774-1789
The twenty-six volumes of the Letters of Delegates to Congress, 1774-1789 aims to make available all the documents written by delegates that bear directly upon their work during their years of actual service in the First and Second Continental Congresses, 1774-1789.
The Journals of the Continental Congress
The First Continental Congress met from September 5 to October 26, 1774. The Second Continental Congress ran from May 10, 1775, to March 2, 1789. The Journals of the Continental Congress are the records of the daily proceedings of the Congress as kept by the office of its secretary, Charles Thomson.
America's Historical Newspapers This link opens in a new window
A digitized collection of hundreds of historic newspapers documenting U.S. history from colonial times through our westward expansion and into the early 20th century. Click on the "Newspaper Titles" tab to view a list of newspaper titles and their coverage dates. Coverage dates vary for each title.
Early American Imprints, I: Evans (1639-1800) This link opens in a new window
A digitized collection of virtually all materials (books, pamphlets, broadsides, sermons, etc.) published in 17th and 18th century America. A primary source collection for all aspects of American life during this time period. Use keywords common to the time period.