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McFarland, John – State: Continental Troops, Regiment: Second Regiment, Artillery

Willis, Abraham – State: Continental Troops, Regiment: Second Regiment, Artillery

Inspection Roll of Negroes Book No. 1

92 pages; majority not started

Jefferds, John – State: Continental Troops, Regiment: Third Regiment, Artillery

Williams, William – State: Continental Troops, Regiment: Second Regiment, Artillery

Excerpts from the Treaty of Paris

Winis, Silas – State: Continental Troops, Regiment: Second Regiment, Artillery

Williams, Thomas – State: Continental Troops, Regiment: Second Regiment, Artillery

Second Design for the Great Seal Obverse by Francis Hopkinson

Holden, Abel – State: Continental Troops, Regiment: Fourth Regiment, Light Dragoons

Winens, Silas – State: Continental Troops, Regiment: Second Regiment, Artillery

George Washington’s Annotated Copy of a Draft of the U.S. Constitution

Pages 4 & 6 need to be completed

Hill, Jonathan – State: Continental Troops, Regiment: Fourth Regiment, Light Dragoons

Heywood, [BLANK] – State: Continental Troops, Regiment: Fourth Regiment, Light Dragoons

Delaware’s Ratification of the U.S. Constitution

Jefferd, Samuel – State: Continental Troops, Regiment: Third Regiment, Artillery

Jean, Julian – State: Continental Troops, Regiment: Third Regiment, Artillery

Memorandum Regarding Population Estimates for Purposes of Apportioning Delegates

Wines, Silas – State: Continental Troops, Regiment: Second Regiment, Artillery

McClure, James – State: Continental Troops, Regiment: Second Regiment, Artillery

Letter from John Jay to the Honorable John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson Esquires Ministers Plenipotentiary

McFarlan, Thomas – State: Continental Troops, Regiment: Second Regiment, Artillery

Williams, Richard – State: Continental Troops, Regiment: Second Regiment, Artillery

Letter from John Jay to the Honorable [Benjamin] Franklin, Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States at the Court of France

McFarlain, Andrew – State: Continental Troops, Regiment: Second Regiment, Artillery

Wilton, Stephen – State: Continental Troops, Regiment: Second Regiment, Artillery

Letter from John Jay to the Honorable John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, Ministers Plenipotentiary

Edson, Samuel – State: Continental Troops, Regiment: Twenty-second Regiment

Williams, Joseph – State: Continental Troops, Regiment: Second Regiment, Artillery

Letter from Thomas Jefferson to Benjamin Franklin Regarding the Eastern Boundary

McDonnolds, James – State: Continental Troops, Regiment: Second Regiment, Artillery

Williams, Isaac – State: Continental Troops, Regiment: Second Regiment, Artillery

Articles of Confederation

Janaean, John – State: Continental Troops, Regiment: Third Regiment, Artillery

Wilson, James – State: Continental Troops, Regiment: Second Regiment, Artillery

Voting Record of the Constitutional Convention

Page 1 NOT transcribed, only tagged

Winans, Silas – State: Continental Troops, Regiment: Second Regiment, Artillery

Jagger, Reuben – State: Continental Troops, Regiment: Third Regiment, Artillery

Print #3 of the Declaration of Independence

Haywood, Benja – State: Continental Troops, Regiment: Fourth Regiment, Light Dragoons

Francis Hopkinson’s Second Design for the Great Seal Reverse

Journal of the Federal Convention

Enos, David – State: Continental Troops, Regiment: Twenty-second Regiment

Resolution from Constitutional Convention Concerning Ratification of the Proposed Constitution

Letter from Thomas Mifflin to President of the United States

McClowd, John – State: Continental Troops, Regiment: Second Regiment, Artillery

McCloud, John – State: Continental Troops, Regiment: Second Regiment, Artillery

Letter from King George III to President George Washington

McDonnold, James – State: Continental Troops, Regiment: Second Regiment, Artillery

Wilson, David – State: Continental Troops, Regiment: Second Regiment, Artillery

Copy of a Letter from King George III to President George Washington

Jaggers, Reuben – State: Continental Troops, Regiment: Third Regiment, Artillery

Williams, Henry Abraham – State: Continental Troops, Regiment: Second Regiment, Artillery

Letter from Queen Maria I of Portugal to President George Washington

McDonneld, James – State: Continental Troops, Regiment: Second Regiment, Artillery

Wilsie, Jacob – State: Continental Troops, Regiment: Second Regiment, Artillery

Pasted Fragments of a Letter Mentioning Gen. George McClellan and Movement of Troops

Hardy, Nathaniel – State: Continental Troops, Regiment: Fourth Regiment, Light Dragoons

McDonald, John – State: Continental Troops, Regiment: Second Regiment, Artillery

“Extract from the Substance of the Conference between General [George] Washington and Sir Guy Carleton at an Interview at Orange Town”

Design for the Recto of the Great Seal of the United States

McClean, Donald – State: Continental Troops, Regiment: Second Regiment, Artillery

Extract of a letter from Sir Guy Carleton to General [George] Washington

Design for the Verso of the Great Seal of the United States

Boyer, Elias – State: Continental Troops, Regiment: First Regiment, Artillery

Letter from Joseph Varnum to George Washington

Francis Hopkinson’s First Design for the Great Seal Reverse

Bowles, Zachariah – State: Continental Troops, Regiment: First Regiment, Artillery

Extract of a Letter from Sir Guy Carleton to General George Washington

McDonnel, James – State: Continental Troops, Regiment: Second Regiment, Artillery

N. 3 – Copy of a Letter from [Benjamin] Franklin

Memorandum from President John Adams to Secretary of State and the Attorney General

Jager, Reuben – State: Continental Troops, Regiment: Third Regiment, Artillery

N. 3 – Copy of a Letter from [Benjamin] Franklin, [Arthur] Lee and [John] Adams

Letter from George Washington to Governor Lee

McClian, Donald – State: Continental Troops, Regiment: Second Regiment, Artillery

Letter from Benjamin Franklin to James Perkins

Letter from Thomas Jefferson to George Washington

McDonnald, James – State: Continental Troops, Regiment: Second Regiment, Artillery

Letter from Thomas Jefferson to George Washington Regarding His Trip to New England with James Madison

Page 2 needs transcription

Letter from George Clinton to George Washington

Williams, Henry – State: Continental Troops, Regiment: Second Regiment, Artillery

Lindsey, John – State: Continental Troops, Regiment: Hazen’s Regiment

Opinion of Attorney General Edmund Randolph Regarding the Seizure of the Grange

Williams, Charles – State: Continental Troops, Regiment: Second Regiment, Artillery

Lille, Jean – State: Continental Troops, Regiment: Hazen’s Regiment

Report from Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson on Mediterranean Trade

McDonnal, John – State: Continental Troops, Regiment: Second Regiment, Artillery

Lilley, Hugh – State: Continental Troops, Regiment: Hazen’s Regiment

Record Copy of Letter from F. W. Seward, Assistant Secretary to John D. Defrees, Superintendent of Public Printing

McClain, Daniel – State: Continental Troops, Regiment: Second Regiment, Artillery

Liggins, William – State: Continental Troops, Regiment: Hazen’s Regiment

Memorandum from the Secretary of State Jefferson to George Washington and Attached Chart

[BLANK], [BLANK] – State: Continental Troops, Regiment: [BLANK]

Lignau, Henry – State: Continental Troops, Regiment: Hazen’s Regiment

Letter from Thomas Jefferson to the President of the United States Concerning a Bill Proposing the Adjournment of Congress

Bowls, Zachariah – State: Continental Troops, Regiment: First Regiment, Artillery

Allen, John – State: Continental Troops, Regiment: First Regiment, Artillery

Letter from John Adams to Secretary of State Pickering Regarding a Passport for French Philosopher Dupont de Nemours

Committee Report on Baron de Steuben’s Letter

Illustrated family record (Fraktur) found in Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land-Warrant Application File W15355, for William Smith, Massachusetts.

Statement from the United Indian Nations to Congress

Ceremonies – Lafayette Day, 1918 – Patriotic Pilgrimage to Lebanon, Conn. on Lafayette anniversary.

Illustrated family record (Fraktur) found in Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land-Warrant Application File W26085, for James Wiggin, New Hampshire.

Report of the Committee Regarding Western Lands

Sampler for the Family of Peter and Mary Booth

A chart of battles, leaders, and congresses during the Revolutionary War

Letter from George Washington to Thomas Jefferson

Drawing of Provincial Company of the New York Artillery

Fraktur of the Family of Peter Hunt

Illustrated family record (Fraktur) found in Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land-Warrant Application File W3188, for George Nolf, Pennsylvania.

First Design for the Great Seal Obverse by a Mr. Hopkinson

Fraktur of the Family of Isaac Dickisson

Illustrated family record (Fraktur) found in Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land-Warrant Application File W25084, for Hugh Stewart, Massachusetts.

Illustrated Family Record (Fraktur) Found in Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land-Warrant Application File W5475, for Thomas Parkinson, Maryland

Carded Record from Company Muster Roll

Illustrated family record (Fraktur) found in Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land-Warrant Application File BLWT-47963-160-155, for Ebenezer Forbes, Massachusetts.

Illustrated Family Record (Fraktur) Found in Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land-Warrant Application File W1495, for David Rogers, New Jersey

Pension Affidavit of Prince Vaughan

Illustrated family record (Fraktur) found in Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land-Warrant Application File W25687, for Colin McLachlan, Connecticut.

Illustrated Family Record (Fraktur) Found in Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land-Warrant Application File R5568, for John Jenkins, Massachusetts

Discharge Certificate of Cuff Greene

Accounts, George Washington with the United States

First 30 pages transcribed; over 50 pages still needed

Bicentennial Independence Day Proclamation by the President 

Discharge Certificate for Private Cato Greene from Military Service, Rhode Island

Illustrated family record (Fraktur) found in Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land-Warrant Application File W15704, for R Smith, New York.

Independence Day, 1933!

Pension Affidavit of Cato Greene

Fraktur of the Family of Jacob Esser

Independence Day, 1931

Illustrated Family Record (Fraktur) Found in Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land-Warrant Application File W6129, for John Smithe, New Jersey

Fraktur of the Family of Joseph Smead

Independence Day – 1902

Declaration of Independence

A Schedule of the Compensation of the Senate of the United States at Their Third Session from the First Day of January 1791 to the Fourth of March

Commission – From Foreign Nations – France – Blue Devils – Independence Day Parade, 1918, New York City

7/4/76 – Remarks on the Spirit of Sacrifice at Valley Forge State Park, Valley Forge, PA

Petition from the Freemen of the Province of Pennsylvania to the King’s Most Excellent Majesty

7/4/75 – Remarks at Fort McHenry

Illustrated Family Record (Fraktur) Found in Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land-Warrant Application File R11789, for Joseph Wood, New Jersey

Letter from George Washington, Bergen County, to Samuel Huntington

Proclamation – Citizenship Day and Constitution Week, 1976 

Illustrated family record (Fraktur) found in Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land-Warrant Application File R6450, for Edward Mead, Connecticut.

Letter from Major General Horatio Gates to Congress from Saratoga, New York

Remarks of the President to the President Ford Committee Headquarters Staff [Ford Speech or Statement]

Illustrated family record (Fraktur) found in Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land-Warrant Application File S22979, for Jacob Shaffer, Pennsylvania.

Agreement of Secrecy

Remarks of the Vice President at the Pageant of Freedom [Speeches by Others]

Illustrated family record (Fraktur) found in Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land-Warrant Application File W15214, for Reuben Phelps, Connecticut.

Congressional Committee Draft Report on Indian Affairs Proposing Land Boundaries and Other Provisions to be Negotiated in Peace Talks with the Indians

Remarks of the President aboard the USS Forrestal [Ford Speech or Statement]

Illustrated family record (Fraktur) found in Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land-Warrant Application File W15956, for James Runnals, New Hampshire.

Copy of a Letter from Comte de Vergennes to John Adams

7/1/76 – Remarks at the Opening of the Historic Centennial Safe in Statuary Hall

Illustrated family record (Fraktur) found in Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land-Warrant Application File W19190 for Alexander Dorchester, Connecticut.

Copy of a Letter from Comte de Vergennes to John Adams Informing That He Would Communicate Through Benjamin Franklin in the Future

7/4/75 – Fourth of July Message

Illustrated family record (Fraktur) found in Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land-Warrant Application File W25386, for Nathaniel Noyes, Rhode Island.

Printed and Corrected Draft of the Articles of Confederation

Remarks of the President at the Mayor’s Luncheon [Ford Speech or Statement]

Letter from John Adams to Secretary of Foreign Affairs John Jay

Remarks of the President upon signing H.R. 5621 [Signing Statements and Announcements]

Letter from John Adams in London to Secretary of Foreign Affairs John Jay

Fourth of July Bicentennial Message of the President [Ford Speech or Statement]

Letter from John Adams to Secretary of Foreign Affairs John Jay

President’s Trip to Baltimore, Maryland, Friday, July 4, 1975 [Schedule]

Letter from John Adams to Robert Livingston

President’s Trip to Cincinnati and Cleveland, Ohio, Thursday, July 4, 1975 [Schedule]

Letter from John Adams to Comte de Vergennes

Text of Remarks of the Vice President at Bicentennial Ceremony, Yorktown, Virginia [Speeches by Others]

Sketch of British and American Lines and Fortifications in Boston Area by John Trumbull

280 – Operation Homecoming (Repatriation of US Marine POWs) – July 4, 1973

Treaty of Alliance

196 – Entertainers – 1967 – July 4, 1967

Pension Affidavit of Cuff Greene

196 – Entertainers – 1967 – July 4, 1967

Diary of Levi Stedman of Connecticut

77 – Ceremonies – 1967(Hubert Humphrey) – July 4, 1967

Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land-Warrant Application File W-4657, for Dawson Cooke of Virginia

76 – Ceremonies – 1966 – July 4, 1966

 

Daniel Kimball’s Revolutionary War Journal of the March to Quebec

Memorandum for the Regional Director, Region One

Signing of S. J. Res. 49 – Display and use of the flag of the US [Bill]

Uncle Sam’s Famous National Songs

Flags – Flag Raisings – Flag raising at Building 106 on July 4, 1918

Ceremonies – Independence Day Parades (All States) – Ceremonies. Patriotic parade, July 4, 1918, Sioux Falls, S.D

Ceremonies – Independence Day, 1918 – Independence Day Parade, New York City, July 4, 1918. Chinese girls marching

Ceremonies – Independence Day, 1918 – Independence Day Parade, New York City, July 4, 1918. Camouflaged ship float