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Thomson, Charles
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158
Thomson, Charles
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 1,875 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Thomson, Charles

Autograph document signed ("Cha. Thomson"), 1 page (9 3/4 x 8 in.; 248 x 204 mm), an "extract from the Minutes" of the Continental Congress, [Philadelphia], 8 [December] 1775; formerly folded, fold tears and two small holes mended obscuring the month in the date. Half-morocco drop-box, gilt-stamped red leather title label on spine.


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Literature

Journals of the Continental Congress 1774–1789, vol. 3–1775 (1905), p. 416

Catalogue Note

An interesting resolution of the Continental Congress as it struggled with the organization of the army, trying to reconcile the need for a disciplined and organized structure with its aversion to a standing army. Congress resolves to establish a standing committee for the evaluation of applicants to be officers in the army, in the hand of the secretary Charles Thomson (1729–1824).

The JAMES S. COPLEY LIBRARY: MAGNIFICENT AMERICAN HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS: FIRST SELECTION

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