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CONTINENTAL CONGRESS

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“OUR CAUSE IS JUST: OUR UNION IS PERFECT… BEING WITH ONE MIND RESOLVED TO DIE FREEMEN, RATHER THAN TO LIVE SLAVES”

(CONTINENTAL CONGRESS). Journal of the Proceedings of the Congress. London, 1776. First English edition of the Journal of the Second Continental Congress, covering the dramatic events of May-August 1775, with printings of the Olive Branch Petition and Jefferson's eloquent Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms—a precursor to the Declaration of Independence. $3500.

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1774 FORERUNNER OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, THE FIRST LONDON PRINTING OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS

CONTINENTAL CONGRESS. Extracts from the Votes and Proceedings. London, 1774. First English edition of this important “forerunner of the Declaration of Independence,” published by order of the Congress, and reprinted in London within two months of the Philadelphia edition. With the significant inclusion of the “Address to the Inhabitants of the Province of Quebec” that did not appear in the original Philadelphia edition. $3500.

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1774 FORERUNNER OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE,
WITH THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS’ ASSERTION OF
THE RIGHTS TO “LIFE, LIBERTY, AND PROPERTY”

(CONTINENTAL CONGRESS). Extracts from the Votes and Proceedings. Philadelphia Printed. London, 1774. Second English edition of this important “forerunner of the Declaration of Independence,” published by order of Congress, with the significant inclusion of the “Address to the Inhabitants of the Province of Quebec” that did not appear in the Philadelphia edition, one of only 500 copies printed of this scarce second edition. $3000.

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