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    1777 Journals of Congress Compendium Volume. "Journals of Congress. Containing the Proceedings from Sept. 5, 1774 to Jan. 1, 1776." Volume 1, Philadelphia, R. Aitken, 1777, 310pp. Bound in original boards (front board nearly detached), lacking spine. Numerous ownership inscriptions, including John Wilson, James Wilson and W. Wilson, dated 1800 and 1805. This volume (part of an eleven-volume set) is the first printing of the records of the 1st Continental Congress. Included in the journal is Washington's appointment as Chief of the Continental Army and the formation of the navy and marines. John Wilson (1740-1820), who signed the title page of this volume, was a Colonel in the Continental Line from Dan's Hill, Pittsylvania County, Virginia.

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