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1 Adams, John I. Heads of Grievances and Rights, 9 September 1774 1774-09-09 Whereas since the Accession of the present King, Parliament has claimed a Power of Right to bind...
2 Adams, John II. Motion on Nonexportation and Defense, 30 September … 1774-09-30 Resolved That the Province of the Massachusetts Bay, and the Town of Boston are now nobly...
3 Adams, John Gage, Thomas III. To General Gage, 10 October 1774 1774-10-10 The Delegates from the Several Provinces in North America, now assembled in Congress, beg Leave...
4 Adams, John IV. The Bill of Rights; a List of Grievances, 14 … 1774-10-14 Whereas, since the close of the last war, the British parliament claiming a power of right to...
5 Continental Congress Continental Association, 20 October 1774 1774-10-20 We his Majesty’s most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Delegates of the several Colonies of New...
6 Continental Congress Franklin, Benjamin The Continental Congress to Franklin, William Bollan … 1774-10-26 LS : Library of Congress This letter from the Congress over the signature of its president...
7 Continental Congress Washington, George Commission from the Continental Congress, 19 June 1775 1775-06-19 I n C ongress T he delegates of the United Colonies of New-hampshire, Massachusetts bay,...
8 Continental Congress Washington, George Instructions from the Continental Congress, 22 June … 1775-06-22 In Congress This Congress having appointed you to be General & Commander in chief of the army of...
9 Continental Congress IV. The Declaration as Adopted by Congress, [6 July … 1775-07-06 A Declaration by the Reprensentatives of the United Colonies of North-America, now met in...
10 Continental Congress George III (of Great Britain) Second Petition from Congress to the King, 8 July 1775 1775-07-08 We your Majesty’s faithful subjects of the colonies of Newhampshire, Massachusetts-bay, Rhode...
11 Continental Congress II. The Resolutions as Adopted by Congress, 31 July … 1775-07-31 THE several Assemblies of New Jersey , Pennsylvania and Virginia , having refered to the Congress...
12 Adams, John I. Resolutions of the Congress on Intercepting British … 1775-10-05 Resolved , That a letter be sent by Express to Genl Washington, to inform him, that they Congress...
13 Adams, John II. Committee Report on Gunpowder Sent to the Northern … 1775-10-16 The Committee appointed to enquire, what Powder has been Sent to the Army in the Northern...
14 Adams, John III. Form Letter Requesting Information on British … 1775-10-19 The continental congress having been pleased to appoint us a committe for collecting an account...
15 Adams, John IV. Resolution of the Congress on New Hampshire … 1775-11-03 3 November 1775. Dft not found. printed : JCC Worthington C. Ford and others, eds., Journals of...
16 Continental Congress Continental Congress: Agreement of Secrecy, 9 November … 1775-11-09 Resolved That every member of this Congress considers himself under the ties of virtue, honor and...
17 Continental Congress Howe, William Draft of a Declaration on the British Treatment of … 1776-01-02 A Declaration by the Representatives of the United colonies in Congress. When necessity compelled...
18 Adams, John I. Resolutions on Saltpeter and Powder Mills, 23 … 1776-02-23 Resolved , That it be recommended to the several Assemblies, Conventions, Councils or Committees...
19 Adams, John II. Resolutions Concerning the Canadian Campaign, 8 … 1776-03-08 Resolved , That the gentlemen who are appointed to go into Canada, be desired to enquire into the...
20 Adams, John III. Instructions to the Commissioners to Canada, 20 … 1776-03-20 You are, with all convenient despatch, to repair to Canada, and make known to the people of that...
21 Hancock, John Washington, George IV. John Hancock to George Washington, 2 April 1776 1776-04-02 It gives me the most sensible Pleasure to convey to you, by Order of Congress, the only Tribute,...
22 Adams, John V. Preamble to Resolution on Independent Governments … 1776-05-15 Whereas his Britannic Majesty, in conjunction with the lords and commons of Great Britain, has,...
23 Adams, John VI. Amendment to a Committee Report, 21 May 1776 1776-05-21 13. Resolved that the Commissioners in Canada and General Schuyler be informed that We cannot...
24 Adams, John VII. Committee Report on Esek Hopkins’ Letter, 7 June … 1776-06-07 The Committee to whom was referred the Letter from Eseck Hopkins Commodore of the Continental...
25 Continental Congress IV. The Declaration of Independence as Amended by the … 1776-06-11 [ Ed. Note: This document is TJ’s text of the Declaration as copied into his Notes of Proceedings...
26 Continental Congress V. The Declaration of Independence as Adopted by … 1776-06-11 IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776. THE UNANIMOUS DECLARATION OF THE THIRTEEN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ,...
27 Adams, John VIII. Committee Report on Letters from William Palfrey … 1776-06-17 The Committee to whom were referred, the Letter from William Palfrey Esqr. Paymaster General,...
28 Adams, John I. A Plan of Treaties, 18 June 1776 1776-06-18 There Shall be a firm, inviolable, and universal Peace, and a true and Sincere Friendship between...
29 Adams, John IX. Committee Report on Fortifying Harbors, 24 June … 1776-06-24 The Committee appointed to consider what Harbours are proper to be fortified, have attended that...
30 Continental Congress A Declaration by the Representatives of the United … 1776-06-28 When in the Course of human Events it becomes necessary for a People to advance from that...