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Government Documents as Primary Sources: 1770-1779

A guide to government documents and publications useful for primary source research. Arranged by decade.

1770-1779

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At a General Assembly of the Governor and company of the English Colony of Connecticut

Declaration of Independence

A survey of the establishment of the United States at Mount Dearborn on the Catawba River in the State of South Carolina

This document states that a census be taken "of all the Persons in their respective Towns, as well Negroes and Indians, as white Persons, distinguishing the Number of those, who are under the Age of Twenty Years, from those who are above that Age, their Sexes, and whether married or single."

Proclamation for a General Fast

A survey of the establishment of the United States at Mount Dearborn on the Catawba River in the state of South Carolina.

Declaration of Independence

Thanksgiving proclamation; U. S. Continental congress 1778.