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United StatesContinental Congress.Thomson, Charles1729-1824Dunlap, John1747-1812
In Congress, May 21, 1776: Resolved, that all persons taken in arms on board any prize, be deemed prisoners, to be taken care of by the supreme executive power in each colony to which they are brought, whether the prize be taken by vessels fitted out by the Continent, or by others
1 sheet ( p.) ; 36 x 25 cm.
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.
Journals of the Continental Congress,
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