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A collection of state tracts, publish'd on occasion of the late revolution in 1688, and during the reign of King William III. To which is prefix’d, The history of the Dutch war in 1672. Translated from the French copy printed at Paris in 1682. which was supprest at the instance of the English embassador, because of the discoveries it made of the league betwixt the kings of France and England for enslaving Europe, and introducing the popish religion into these kingdoms, and the United Provinces ...

Cases argued and adjudged in the High court of chancery. [1680-1719]. Published from the manuscripts of Thomas Vernon ... by order of the High court of chancery ... by Thomas Vernon

Reports of cases argued and determined in the High Court of Chancery, and of some special cases adjudged in the Court of King's bench [1695-1735]: collected by William Peere Williams ... Published, with notes and references, and two tables to each volume; one of the names of the cases, the other of the principal matters: by his son William Peere Williams by William Peere Williams

A collection of the state papers of John Thurloe ... Containing authentic memorials of the English affairs from the year 1638, to the restoration of King Charles II. Published from the originals, formerly in the library of John lord Somers ... and since in that of Sir Joseph Jekyll ... Including also a considerable number of original letters and papers, communicated by ... the Archbishop of Canterbury from the library at Lambeth ... the Earl of Shelburn, and other hands. The whole digested ... by John Thurloe

A journal of the life of Thomas Story, containing an account of his remarkable convincement of and embracing the principles of truth as held by the people called Quakers and also of his travels and labours in the service of the gospel, with many other occurrences and observations by Thomas Story

Jus anglorum ab antiquo; or, A confutation of an impotent libel [by Robert Brady] against the government by Kings, Lords, and Commons. Under pretence of answering Mr. Petyt, and the author of Jani anglorum facies nova. With a speech, according to the answerer's principles, made for the Parliament at Oxford by William Atwood

Journal of the United States in Congress assembled : containing the proceedings from the sixth day of November, 1786, to the fifth day of November, 1787 by United States Confederation Congress

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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

Homepagehttp://www.statelibrary.state.pa.us

Real namePennsylvania General Assembly

LocationState Library of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA

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Member sinceDec 22, 2008

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