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General Assembly of New Hampshire Declaration of rights and plan of government for the State of New Hampshire.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03658 Author/Creator: General Assembly of New Hampshire Place Written: Hillsborough, New Hampshire Type: Broadside Date: 5 June 1779 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 39 x 31.8 cm.

Summary of Content: This document is a legal document that affirms the legitimacy of the government of New Hampshire. Explicates a plan of government as well as affirming the rights of citizens. Docketed on recto by Isaac Andrews.

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Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarCivil WarMilitary HistoryGovernment and CivicsState Constitution

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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