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    Journal of William Maclay, United States senator from Pennsylvania, 1789-1791
    Maclay's journal
    Originally issued, c1880, in abridged form under title, "Sketches of debate in the first Senate of the United States, in 1789-90-91." Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. LAC scc 2020-03-12 update (1 card) LAC ecr 2020-10-05 update (1 card)
    • Contributor: Maclay, William - Joseph Meredith Toner Collection (Library of Congress) - Maclay, Edgar Stanton
    • Date: 1890
    • Resource: - 448 pages

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    The debates in the several state conventions on the adoption of the federal Constitution, as recommended by the general convention at Philadelphia, in 1787. Together with the journal of the Federal convention, ...
    Elliot's debates
    Imprint varies: v. 1-2, 1859; v. 3-4, Washington, Printed for the editor, 1836; v. 5, 1845. Vol. 5 has title: Debates on the adoption of the federal Constitution, in the convention held at Philadelphia, in 1787; with a diary of the debates of the Congress of the Confederation; as reported by James Madison ... Rev. and newly arranged by Jonathan Elliot ... Supplementary to...
    • Contributor: Madison, James - Elliot, Jonathan - United States. Constitutional Convention
    • Date: 1836
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    Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789 At head of title: Library of Congress. Edited in the Division of manuscripts, Library of Congress: v. 1-15, Sept. 5, 1774-Dec. 31, 1779 by Worthington Chauncey Ford.--v. 16-27, Jan. 1, 1780-Dec. 24, 1784 by Gaillard Hunt.--v. 28-31, Jan. 11, 1785-Dec. 31, 1786 by John C. Fitzpatrick.--v. 32-34, Jan. 17, 1787-March 2, 1789 by Roscoe R. Hill. "Bibliographical notes" for 1774, 1775, etc., are found...
    • Contributor: Tilley, Steven D. - Hunt, Gaillard - Hill, Roscoe R. - Library of Congress. Manuscript Division - Ford, Worthington Chauncey - United States. Continental Congress - Fitzpatrick, John Clement - Harris, Kenneth E.
    • Date: 1904
  • Book/Printed Material
    The records of the Federal convention of 1787,
    Farrand's records
    Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
    • Contributor: Farrand, Max - United States. Constitutional Convention
    • Date: 1911
  • Book/Printed Material
    Journal of the Congress of the Confederate States of America, 1861-1865 On verso of t.-p. (v. 1): In the Senate of the United States, January 28, 1904. Resolved, That the secretary of war be, and he is hereby, directed to transmit to the Senate a copy of the Journal of the Provisional and the First and Second Congresses of the Confederate States of America, now in custody of the War Department. "Convention to frame permanent...
    • Contributor: Confederate States of America - Confederate States of America. Congress - United States. War Department
    • Date: 1904
  • Book/Printed Material
    Indian land cessions in the United States, United States Serial Set Number 4015 contains the second part of the two-part Eighteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1896-1897. (Part one is printed in United States Serial Set Number 4014.) Part two, which was also printed as House Document No. 736 of the U.S. Serial Set, 56th Congress, 1st Session, features sixty-seven maps...
    • Contributor: Royce, Charles C. - Thomas, Cyrus
    • Date: 1899
  • Collection
    A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates 1774-1875 Beginning with the Continental Congress in 1774, America's national legislative bodies have kept records of their proceedings. The records of the Continental Congress, the Constitutional Convention, and the United States Congress make up a rich documentary history of the construction of the nation and the development of the federal government and its role in the national life. These documents record American history in the...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program - Law Library of Congress (U.S.)
    • Date: 1998

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    Century Presentations This section includes extra exploration for the Century of Lawmaking previously named Special Presentations. Collections include The Making of the U.S. Constitution, Timeline, Revolutionary Diplomatic Correspondence, Indian Land Cessions, the Louisiana Purchase, Journal of the Congress of the Confederate States of America, the Impeachment Trial of President Andrew Johnson, and Presidential Elections and the Electoral College.
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    The Making of the U.S. Constitution Transcription of the Introduction and the U.S. Constitution from the First Volume of the Annals of Congress
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    The Revolutionary Diplomatic Correspondence of the United States United States Serial Set, Numbers 2584 to 2589
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    The Impeachment Trial of President Andrew Johnson Supplement to the Congressional Globe, 40th Congress, 2nd Session
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    Indian Land Cessions in the United States, 1784-1894 (U.S. Serial Set, Numbers 4014 and 4015) Indian Land Cessions in the United States, 1784-1894 is in U.S. Congressional Serial Set, Number 4015, which contains the second part of the two-part Eighteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1896-1897.
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    Journal of the Congress of the Confederate States of America (1861-1865) The Journal of the Congress of the Confederate States of America, 1861-1865 was printed in a seven-volume set between 1904 and 1905 as Senate Document No. 234 of the U.S. Serial Set, 58th Congress, 2nd session.
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    The Louisiana Purchase Legislative Timeline - 1802 to 1807
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    Presidential Elections and the Electoral College The Proceedings of the Electoral Commission of 1877, Congressional Record - Volume 5, Part 4
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    Timeline American History as Seen in Congressional Documents, 1774-1873
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    Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention This section includes texts from the building and creation of the United States of America, 1774-1789. Collections include Journals of the Continental Congress, Letters of Delegates to Congress, Elliot's Debates, and Farrand's Records.
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    Elliot's Debates The Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution is a five-volume collection compiled by Jonathan Elliot in the mid-19th century.
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    Farrand's Records One of the great scholarly works of the early twentieth century was Max Farrand's The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787.
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    Journals of the Continental Congress The Journals of the Continental Congress (1774-1791) are the records of the daily proceedings of the Congress and include the text of ordinances, such as the Northwest Ordinance, reports to Congress and correspondence with the colonies, states, foreign powers and others.
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    Letters of Delegates to Congress Letters of Delegates includes all the documents written by delegates that bear directly upon their work during their years of actual service in the First and Second Continental Congresses, 1774-1789, as well as some diaries, public papers, essays, and other documents.
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    Debates of Congress Debates of Congress covers several different resources for information about the votes and debates made on the floor of Congress including Annals of Congress (1789 to 1824), Register of Debates (1824 to 1837), Congressional Globe (1833 to 1873), and Congressional Record (1873 to present).
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    Annals of Congress This text is formally known as The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States and covers the 1st Congress through the first session of the 18th Congress, from 1789 to 1824.