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U.S. Continental Congress Journals of Congress [decimalized]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00219 Author/Creator: U.S. Continental Congress Place Written: [various places] Type: Header Record Date: 1774 - 1788 Pagination: v.1-3, 5-13 20.5 x 13 cm

Summary of Content: Set lacks vol. 4. Vol. 2 (Philadelphia, 1776) includes the Declaration of Independence.

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Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Continental CongressRevolutionary WarGovernment and CivicsLawMilitary HistoryDeclaration of IndependencePoliticsUS ConstitutionCongress

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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