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United States. Continental Congress. Constitutions des treize Etats-Unis de l'Amerique

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03109 Author/Creator: United States. Continental Congress. Place Written: Paris Type: Book Date: 1783 Pagination: [6] 540 p. 19.9 x 12.9 cm

Summary of Content: First Franklin edition, printed at Passy. The French translation was made by Rochefoucault at Franklin's suggestion. Streeter Sale 1035, Howes C716, who notes 600 copies printed. Supposed to be the earliest appearance of the US seal (with eagle) in book form.


Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: US ConstitutionAmerican Symbols and SealsGovernment and CivicsState ConstitutionFrance

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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