Ordinance of Secession of Florida

We, the people of the State of Florida in Convention assembled, do solemnly ordain, publish and declare: That the State of Florida hereby withdraws herself from the Confederacy of States existing under the name of the United States of America, and from the existing Government of said States: and that all political connection between her …

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The Annapolis Convention


Commissioners to Remedy Defects of the Federal Government The Annapolis Convention September 11-14, 1786 Proceedings of the Commissioners to Remedy Defects of the Federal Government Annapolis in the State of Maryland. September 14, 1786.  At a meeting of Commissioners, from the States of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Virginia– Present Alexander Hamilton New …

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Treaty of Paris, 1783

In the Name of the most Holy & undivided Trinity. It having pleased the Divine Providence to dispose the Hearts of the most Serene and most Potent Prince George the Third, by the Grace of God, King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, Duke of Brunswick and Lunebourg, Arch- Treasurer and …

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Washington’s Congratulations


From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. October 20.— General Washington in his after orders of to-day, thus congratulates the army on the glorious event of yesterday:—The generous proofs which his most Christian Majesty has given of his attachment to the cause of America, must force …

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Greene’s Proclamation Concerning Col. Hayne

A Proclamation,— Whereas on the fourth day of the present month, Colonel Isaac Hayne, commanding a regiment of militia in the service of the United States, was captured by a party of British troops, and after a rigorous confinement in the provost of Charleston, most cruelly and unjustifiably condemned and executed, in open violation of …

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