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Cases in Parliament resolved and adjudged, upon petitions, and writs of error [1694-1698] by Sir Bartholomew Shower

The book of common prayer : and administration of the sacraments, and other rites and ceremonies of the church : according to the use of the Church of England : together with the Psalter or Psalms of David : pointed as they are to be sung or said in churches: and the form or manner of making, ordaining, and consecrating of bishops, priests, and deacons by Church of England

Plusieurs tres-bons cases : come ils estoyent adjudgees es trois premiers ans [1624-1627] du raign du feu Roy Charles le Premier en la Court de bank le Roy, non encore publiees per aucun autre colligees per le feu scavant & tres-erudite homme monsieur Jean Latch ... avec deux tables ... publiees per Edward Walpoole by John Latch

State tracts: being a farther collection of several choice treatises relating to the government. From the year 1660, to 1689. Now published in a body, to shew the necessity, and clear the legality of the late revolution and our present happy settlement, under the auspicious reign of Their Majesties, King William and Queen Mary

Letters and memorials of state in the reigns of Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth, King James, King Charles the First, part of the reign of King Charles the Second, and Oliver's usurpation Written and collected by Sir Henry Sydney, the famous Sir Philip Sydney, and his brother, Sir Robert Sydney, Robert, the second earl of Leicester, Philip, lord viscount Lisle, and of his brother, Colonel Algernon Sydney. Together with letters of the other ministers of state, with whom they held a correspondence ... by Arthur Collins

Reports of cases argued and adjudged in the courts of King's Bench and Common Pleas, in the reigns of the late King William, Queen Anne, King George the First, and His Present Majesty. [1694-1732] Taken and collected by the Right Honourable Robert lord Raymond by Lord Robert Raymond

Reports of cases adjudged in the Court of King's bench, from the the third year of King James the second to the twelfth year of King William the third by Thomas Carthew

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About meThe Pennsylvania General Assembly was founded during the early colonial period. Today it is the legislative branch of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania's government.

About my libraryThe Pennsylvania General Assembly Collection was the 422-volume library of Independence Hall in Philadelphia. Currently residing in the Rare Books Room of the State Library of Pennsylvania, the General Assembly Collection slipped out of history after its move from Philadelphia to Harrisburg in the early years of the 19th century. It was only in the 1960s that dedicated researchers from Independence National Historic Park and the State Library of Pennsylvania realized the historical value of this collection, and that all of the volumes were still together.

The first books in the collection, the 'Statutes at Large,' were purchased after the Assembly directed its clerk, Benjamin Franklin, in 1745 to buy some law books and maps for their use. Starting in 1752, the Assembly's Speaker, Isaac Norris II, worked to purchase further books for the collection. Norris and Franklin purchased the books from dealers in London.

In following years, the books were boxed up and moved several times to protect them from war, and to follow the Assembly. Both General Assembly and its library moved to Harrisburg in 1812.

The books in this virtually intact colonial-era library are the core of today's State Library of Pennsylvania. Much of the Assembly Collection was conserved during 2007-2008 at the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (Philadelphia, PA) under a prestigious "Save America's Treasures" grant. "Save America's Treasures" is a public-private partnership between the National Park Service and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

GroupsLibraries of Early America


Real namePennsylvania General Assembly

LocationState Library of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA

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Member sinceDec 22, 2008

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