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Journal of... Congress...1775 [with 4 other works on British view of Revolution]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05704 Author/Creator: Place Written: [various places] Type: Book Date: 1776 Pagination: 5vols. bound in one 680 p. 20.9 x 13.7 cm

Summary of Content: London printing of the journals of Congress, bound with four more political works on the Revolution. Pagination: 200, 8, 256, 143, 71, 2 pp. (1) Journal of the proceedings of the Congress held at Philadelphia, May 10, 1775. Published by order of the Congress. Philadelphia, Printed; London: Re-printed for J. Almon..., 1776. [2], 200 pp. plus 8pp. ads. Lacks half-title. Contemporary half calf and marbled boards, leather label. Armorial bookplate. This journal records the transactions of Congress for the period from May 10 to August 1, 1775. Includes draft of the address of the Congress to the Six Confederate Indian Nations stating their grievances against Britain, the "Declaration...setting forth the causes and necessities of their taking up Arms," the rules and regulations of the Continental Army, the appointment of Washington as commander in chief, the Olive Branch Petition, etc. (2) [Robinson, Matthew, Baron Rokeby]: A Further Examination of Our Present American Measures and of the Reasons and the Principles on Which They are Founded. Bath: Printed by R. Cruttwell, 1776. [2],256 pp. The author concedes American independence, calls for peace and emphasizes old ties between the Americans and the British. [References: American Controversy 76134. Howes R373. Sabin 72154. ] (3) Cui Bono? or, An Inquiry, What Benefits Can Arise Either to the English or the Americans, the French, Spaniards, or Dutch, from the Greatest Victories, or Successes, in the Present War? Being a Series of Letters Addressed to Monsieur Necker. Second Edition, Corrected.... Glocester: Printed by R. Raikes, 1782. 141, [1]pp. (4) [O'Bryen, Dennis]: Remarks Upon the Report of a Peace, In Consequence of Mr. Secretary Townsend's Letter to the Lord Mayor of London, Bank Directors, &c. By the Author of the Defence of the Earl of Shelburne. London: Printed for J. Stockdale, 1782. 38, [2] pp. Admits American independence and rails against France for all the trouble she has caused England. [References: American Controversy 8263a. Sabin 69535.] (5) La cassette verte de Monsieur de Sartine, trouve chez Mademoiselle du The... Cinquieme edition revue & corrigee sur celles de Leipsic & d'Amsterdam. La Haye: Chez le Veuve Whiskerfeld, 1779. [2], 71 pp. [References: American Controversy 75151b. Howes J264. Sabin 15543. ] [The "Green Box" was published in Paris and London in 1779 and purported to be a group of letters discovered in a French diplomatic dispatch box relating to the American Revolution, including two letters written by Benjamin Franklin. It actually was a satire by the English satirist Richard Tickell.]

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Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarContinental CongressCongressGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsAmerican Indian HistoryContinental ArmyMilitary HistoryPresidentDiplomacyPeacePetitionFranceHumor and Satire

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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