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MAR - 6 1905

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

SOME PAPERS

LAID BEFORE THE

CONTINENTAL CONGRESS

1775

TAKEN FROM VOL. 2 OF THE JOURNALS
OF THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS
ISSUED BY THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

WASHINGTON
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

1905

Checked
Mov 1813

THE NEW YORK
PUBLIC LIBRARY

911903 ABTOR, LENOX AND TILDEN FOUNDATION

1906

L. C. card, 5-20001 NOTE.

The following pages contain the more important of the papers submitted to the Continental Congress of 1775, and are taken from the edition of the Journals as printed by the Library of Congress. They will serve for special study of the papers, as well as supplement the older editions of the Journals. The papers included are the Declaration on Taking Arms, Franklin's Articles of Confederation, the reports on trade (Franklin, Lee, Jay, and the Committee of the Whole Congress), the report upon Lord North's conciliation resolution, and the reports on unfinished business.

WORTHINGTON CHAUNCEY FORD,

Chief of Division of Manuscripts, Editor. HERBERT PUTNAM,

Librarian of Congress.

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DECLARATION ON TAKING ARMS

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