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Documents from the Pre-Federal Period (pre-1789): More information

For more information

  • Pre-Federal Records, National Archives and Records Administration
  • Guide to Pre-Federal Records in the National Archives, Govt Index AE 1.108:P 91 and online from HathiTrust.
  • Papers of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789, Govt Index GS 4.20:247/2 and online from HathiTrust. Describes microform collection (M247) of letters, documents, and proceedings of the delegates to the Continental Congress. The collection is from RG 360 at the National Archives and Records Administration.
  • Herbert Friedenwald, "The journals and papers of the Continental Congress", in Annual report of the American Historical Association for the year 1896, Vol. I. 54th Cong., 2nd Sess., 1897, H.Doc. 353 vol. 1, serial 3550-1, pp. 83-135.
  • Anne Morris Boyd, United States Government Publications, 3rd ed., revised by Rae Elizabeth Rips, New York: H.W. Wilson, 1949, pp. 76-79.
  • Checklist of United States public documents 1789-1909: Congressional: to close of Sixtieth Congress; departmental: to end of calendar year 1909, Govt Ref GP 3.2:C 41/2, pp. 1667-1679. Also online: Internet Archive, HathiTrust, University of North Texas, Google Books, and
  • Chiorazzi, Michael G., and Marguerite Most. Prestatehood Legal Materials: A Fifty-State Research Guide, Including New York City and the District of Columbia. Law Librarianship. 2 vols. New York: Haworth Information Press, 2005. Available in HeinOnline.
  • Thorpe, Francis Newton. The Federal and State Constitutions, Colonial Charters, and Other Organic Laws of the States, Territories, and Colonies Now or Heretofore Forming the United States of America; Compiled And Edited Under the Act of Congress of June 30, 1906. United States. 59th Cong., 2nd Sess, H.Doc. 357 pts. 1-7, serial 5190, 5191, 5192, 5193, 5194-1, 5194-2, 5194-3. 7 vols. Washington: GPO, 1907-1909. Also available via Internet Archive and HathiTrust.
    • Volume 1, United States - Alabama - District of Columbia. Via HeinOnline.
    • Volume 2, Florida - Kansas. Via HeinOnline.
    • Volume 3, Kentucky - Massachusetts. Via HeinOnline.
    • Volume 4, Michigan - New Hampshire. Via HeinOnline.
    • Volume 5, New Jersey - Philippine Islands. Via HeinOnline.
    • Volume 6, Porto Rico - Vermont. Via HeinOnline.
    • Volume 7, Virginia - Wyoming - Index. Via HeinOnline.