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John Hancock
Journals of Congress - 1776 - DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE - RARE Americana 1800
Philadelphia: Second Continental Congress, 1800. Please see item description. Journals of Congress: Containing Their Proceedings From January 1, 1776 to December 31st, 1776 THE Declaration of Independence Publisher: Folwell's Press Location: Philadelphia Date: 1800 Binding: Octavo, rebound half leather with gilt stamped spine. Original paper sides retained. Pages: Original Price: Edition: January 1, 1776 to December 31, 1776 Printing: Not applicable Description: First Edition, Volume II, of the First Collected Printings of the Journals of Congress, containing their proceedings from January 1, 1776, to December 31, 1776. Perhaps the most collectable Volume of the very rare and important 13-volume set, this twice signed by the original owner, "Sam Laird," and containing a tremendously collectable early printing of The Declaration of Independence. One of only 400 copies printed. Samuel Laird was the son of Revolutionary War patriot Captain David Laird and his wife Anne Scott Lamme, who lived in Augusta Co, VA on the Rockingham Co line. Captain Laird was elected Caption of 10th Virginia Regiment and commanded by Col. Edward Stevens. The 10th Virginia Regiment was organized from Augusta, Amherst, Caroline, Culpeper, Cumberland, Fairfax, Fauquier, Orange, Spotsylvania, Stafford, and King George Counties. Research indicates that Captain Laird entered Valley Forge with 442 men assigned and 175 fit for duty and left with 400 assigned and 218 fit for duty, with Captain Laird surviving. Previous Engagements: Northern New Jersey, Defense of Philadelphia, Philadelphia-Monmouth The compl … [Click Below for Full Description]
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