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- Signed on p. : Extract from the minutes, Charles Thomson, secretary., Originally published: Philadelphia : David Claypoole, 1780., Imprint from Livingston. Probably printed about the end of April, 1781. Cf. Livingston, L.S. Franklin and his press at Passy, p. 84-86., Footnote to first article of text, at bottom of p. : *This exception is taken away by an ordinance of Congress, of March the 27th, 1781, which see.
- Signed: Extract from the minutes, published by order of Congress, Charles Thomson, secretary., Another issue in a different setting of type has "Philadelphia" as the first word of the title., Imprint from Evans., Text includes the form of the parole for prisoners of war., Not in Sabin., N-YHS copy has manuscript corrections in the text; fabric lining.
- Signed: By Congress, [blank] president., "This form was reprinted, and continued to be in use ... certainly as late as 1780; the later editions being signed in ms. by the president of Congress"--Evans 15137., Imprint date based on terms of the presidents of Congress who signed extant copies: NYPL copy signed by Henry Laurens (president, Nov. 1777-Dec. 1778); LC and Rhode Island Historical Society copies signed by John Jay (president, Dec. 1778-Sept. 1779)., Not in Evans or Bristol., The third and fourth lines end: vessels, reprisal. In other editions the third and fourth lines end: vessels, them; shall, vessels; war, make., N-YHS copy singed in manuscript: John Jay; inscribed at head: instructions to commanders of privateers in 1776; fabric lining.
- Signed: by order of Congress, [John Hancock] president., Bristol B4254 supplies Watertown, Mass. as the place of publication. Actually, Bristol is describing this Philadelphia edition with ms. annotations for vessels of Massachusetts., The third and fourth lines end: war; make. In other editions the third and fourth lines end: vessels, them; shall, vessels; vessels, reprisal., N-YHS copy signed in manuscript.