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American archives : consisting of a collection of authentick records, state papers, debates, and letters and other notices of publick affairs, the whole forming a documentary history of the origin and progress of the North American colonies; of the causes and accomplishment of the American Revolution; and of the Constitution of government for the United States, to the final ratification thereof, 1837 - 1853

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Identifier: E203 .A51 Ser. 4, v. 1-6, Ser. 5, v. 1-3

Scope and Contents

Fourth series: From the King's message to Parliament, of March 7, 1774, to the Declaration of Independence by the United States, in 1776 / published by M. St. Clarke and Peter Force, 1837-46 (6 volumes) -- Fifth series: From the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776, to the Definitive Treaty of Peace with Great Britain, in 1783 / published by M. St. Clair Clarke and Peter Force. 1848-53 (3 volumes) The 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 6th series were not published In addition to the general title page, each volume has a separate title page. Imprint information taken from the individual title pages Publication dates: 4th series: vol. 1: December, 1837 -- vol. 2: October, 1839 -- vol. 3: December, 1840 -- vol. 4: April, 1843 -- vol. 5: April, 1844 -- vol. 6: March, 1846 Publication dates: 5th series: vol. 1: April, 1848 -- vol. 2: May, 1851 -- vol. 3: January, 1853 No more published. The 4th series was published in 6 volumes. Volumes 1-3 only of the fifth series were published; the 5th series ends with the year 1776 Pagination: 4th series: vol. 1: [9] p., xix-cxvi, [5]-1886 columns, [1] p. -- vol. 2: [5] p., xix-clii, 1958 columns, [1] p. -- vol. 3: [5] p., xi-cxxxii, 2010 columns, [1] p. -- vol. 4: [5] p., xi-cxvi, 1792 columns -- vol. 5: [3] p., xi-cxii, 1760 columns -- vol. 6: [3] p., iii-civ, 1856 columns Pagination: 5th series: vol. 1: [5] p., iii-civ, 1788 columns -- vol. 2: [5] p., iii-cxii, 1524 columns -- vol. 3: [3] p., xi-cxl, 1892 columns A facsimile of the Declaration of Independence, printed on imitation parchment from the copper plate engraved in 1823 by William J. Stone is bound in series 5, vol. 1 Printed in double columns Includes indexes "In six series. First series: From the discovery and settlement of the North American colonies, to the Revolution in England, in 1688 ; Second series: From the Revolution in England, in 1688, to the cession of Canada to Great Britain, by the Treaty at Paris, in 1763 ; Third series: From the cession of Canada, in 1763, to the King's message to Parliament, of March 7th, 1774, on the proceedings in North America ; Fourth series: From the King's message, of March 7th, 1774, to the Declaration of Independence, by the United States, in 1776 ; Fifth series: From the Declaration of Independence, in 1776, to the definitive Treaty of Peace with Great Britain, in 1783 ; Sixth series: From the Treaty of Peace, in 1783, to the final ratification of the Constitution of government for the United States, proposed by the Convention, held at Philadelphia, in 1787." Library's copy of Fifth Series volume 3 lacks front cover

Dates

  • Publication: 1837 - 1853

Creator

Extent

9 Monographs (9 volumes) ; 36 cm

Language of Materials

English

Physical Location

Reading Room Section 3 Shelf 4

Place of publication and publisher

Washington, D.C. : Published by M. St. Clair Clarke and Peter Force, under authority of an Act of Congress, passed on the second day of March, 1833, and on the third day of March, 1843

Alternate Title

Title from the Fourth Series added title page: From the King's message, of March 7th, 1774, to the Declaration of Independence, by the United States, in 1776 Title from the Fifth Series added title page: From the Declaration of Independence, in 1776, to the definitive Treaty of Peace with Great Britain, in 1783

Indexed In

Checklist of American imprints, entry 42773 Sabin, J. Dictionary of books relating to America from its discovery to the present time, entry 25053

Govdoc #

Z 1.1:AM 3/ Z 1.1:

OCLC ID

444558

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Valparaiso University Special Collections Repository

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