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Guide to the American historical documents : facsimiles, 1780-1865 M.0026B
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1. Marquis de Lafayette's letter thanking the Continental Congress for a sword and a Leave of Absence. 1778 Oct. 26

Physical Description: facsimile
 

2. Major John Andre's appeal to Washington to be shot like a soldier rather than hung as a spy. 1780 Oct. 1

Physical Description: facsimile
 

3. Lord Cornwallis's proposal to surrender the British Army under his command at Yorktown to Washington and the French Allies. 1781 Oct. 17

Physical Description: facsimile
 

4. Washington's reply to Col. Nichola rejecting a subtle offer to the Crown of the United States. 1782 May 22

Physical Description: facsimile
 

5. Aron Burr's letter to Hamilton challenging him to a duel. 1804 June 8

Physical Description: facsimile
 

6. Commander Perry's letter to the Secretary of the Navy announcing victory over the British fleet in Lake Erie. 1819 Sept. 10

Physical Description: facsimile
 

7. Andrew Jackson's instructions to his Secretary of War directing him to prepare for war against the Nullifiers of South Carolina. 1832 Dec. 17

Physical Description: facsimile
 

8. Message from Col. William Travis, written shortly before massacre at the Alamo. 1836 Feb. 24

Physical Description: facsimile
 

9. General Beauregard's for the surrender of Fort Sumpter. 1861 Apr. 11

Physical Description: facsimile
 

10. Robert E. Lee's letter to Cousin Roger announcing his resignation from the U.S. Army and his decision to defend his native state against the Union. 1861 Apr. 20

Physical Description: facsimile
 

11. Abraham Lincoln's War order #1 1862 Jan. 27

Physical Description: facsimile
 

12. Grant's demand for "Unconditional Surrender" of Fort Donelson. 1862 Feb. 16

Physical Description: facsimile
 

13. Admiral Farragut's order for the passage of the Forts at Vicksburg. 1862 June 25

Physical Description: facsimile
 

14. Stonewall Jackson's last message to General Lee. 1863 May 2

Physical Description: facsimile
 

15. General Grant's message to Major General Hallede in which he proposes "to fight it out along this line if it takes all summer". 1864 May 11

Physical Description: facsimile
 

16. Abraham Lincoln's letter to Mrs. Bixby who lost five sons in battle. 1864 Nov. 21

Physical Description: facsimile
 

17. Resolution submitting the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution. 1864 Dec. 5

Physical Description: facsimile
 

18. Grant's terms to Lee for the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox 1865 Apr. 9

Physical Description: facsimile
 

19. Grant's terms to Lee for the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox 1865 Apr. 9

Physical Description: facsimile
 

20. "Home Sweet Home" in the handwriting of the author, John Howard Payne n.d.

Physical Description: facsimile
 

21. The first page of Thomas Jefferson original draft of the Declaration of Independence with interpolations by Benjamin Franklin and John Adams. n.d.

Physical Description: facsimile
 

22. Declaration of Independence n.d.

Physical Description: facsimile
 

23. The Star Spangled Banner in the handwriting of the author, Francis Scott Key n.d.

Physical Description: facsimile
 

24. George Washington's tentative list of Cabinet and Appointments under the new constitution n.d.

Physical Description: facsimile
 

25. The page of James Monroe's Message to Congress in which he first enunciated the principles of the Monroe Doctrine n.d.

Physical Description: facsimile
 

26. Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address n.d.

Physical Description: facsimile