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A Declaration by the representatives of

the United colonies of North America,
setting forth the causes and necessity
of their taking up apnis, i la
A petition of Congress to the king of

Great Britain, stating the merits of
their claims, and soliciting the royal
interposition for an accommodation of

differences on just principles,
Proclamation for a day of general humi-

liation, fasting and prayer,
Declaration of American Independence,
Proclamation for a day of public thanks-

giving and prayer, on account of the
capture of the British army under the
command of Lieutenant General Bur-

goyne, on the 16th of October, 1777, -
An address of the Congress to the inha-

bitants of the United States of America,
upon the situation of public affairs,
A manifesto by the Congress of the Uni-
ted States of America, .

.
Proclamation for a day of public thanks-

giving and prayer, on account of the
capture of the British army under the
command lord Cornwallis, at- York-
town, Virginia, on the 19th of October,

1781,
Proclamation for a day of thanksgiving, in

consequence of a cessation of arms be-
· tween the United States and Great Bri-

tain,
General Washington's general orders to

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