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Articles of Confederation Articles of Confederation [first printing, first edition]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04759 Author/Creator: Articles of Confederation Place Written: Lancaster, Pa. Type: Books Date: 1777 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Printed by Francis Bailey. Quarto. This is the rare printing done at Lancaster with illegible signature of owner from 1777 on titlepage. Evans 15619, Sabin 2142. Ex-Huntington. [Boston edition, GLC 268]

People: Bailey, Francis, ca. 1735-1815.

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: Articles of Confederation, Government and Civics, Law, Revolutionary War, Continental Congress, Congress

Sub Era: The War for Independence