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    [Charles Thomson] Two 1779 Revolutionary War Broadsides publicizing resolutions passed by the Second Continental Congress concerning provisions for the Continental Army.
    (1) One page, 8.5" x 10.5", March 13, 1778, [York, Pennsylvania, the location of this session of the Continental Congress], communicating congressional resolutions about purchasing officers and their assistants, as well as supplying an inventory of the provisions to be assigned to the army (including "Hard Bread . . . West-India Rum . . . Vinegar . . . Turnips and Potatoes"). Period docket on the verso reads "Resolve of Congress". Fragile with some separation at the folds. Evenly toned, with a few stray stains and soiling.

    (2) One page, 8.5" x 13.5", March 5, 1779, [Philadelphia, the location of this session of the Continental Congress], printed by Hall and Sellers, 1779, communicating two resolutions concerning procedures for the use and redemption of certificates used by the army to exchange for supplies (such as "Provisions, Forage, Cloathing, or other Articles"). The resolves regard procedures put in place to prevent possible abuse and misuse by officers and threatened court-martial in the event of wrong-doing. In just fair condition with wrinkling and at folds where separations occur, with a few instances of paper loss. Soiling throughout. Period docket on verso.

    Both broadsides are signed in type by Charles Thomson as Secretary of the Congress.

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