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Collection Reference Number GLC06779
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1778 
Title An Address of the Congress to the Inhabitants of North America
Date 9 May 1778
Author Laurens, Henry (1724-1792)  
Document Type Broadside
Content Description An important statement of the Continental Congress (subscribed by Laurens, as President of Congress), concerning the origins of the Revolutionary War, the cruelty of the British, certainty of Independence, call to Arms, the resources of America; eventually "the full tide of wealth will flow in upon your shores." Printed at Boston by Powars & Willis.
Subjects Revolutionary War  Continental Congress  Congress  American Statesmen  Military History  Declaration of Independence  Global History and Civics  Foreign Affairs  
People Laurens, Henry (1724-1792)  
Place written Boston, Massachusetts
Theme The American Revolution; Government & Politics; Foreign Affairs
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859