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American Historical Documents Facsimile Collection
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Box 1, Item 1

Marquis de Lafayette's letter thanking the Continental Congress for a sword and a Leave of Absence 114765 1778 October 26

Container Summary: facsimile
Box 1, Item 2

Major John André's appeal to Washington to be shot like a soldier rather than hung as a spy 114763 1780 October 1

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Box 1, Item 3

Lord Cornwallis's proposal to surrender the British Army under his command at Yorktown to Washington and the French Allies. 114761 1781 October 17

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Box 1, Item 4

Washington's reply to Col. Nichola rejecting a subtle offer to the Crown of the United States. 114759 1782 May 22

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Box 1, Item 5

Aaron Burr's letter to Alexander Hamilton challenging him to a duel 114757 1804 June 8

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Box 1, Item 6

Commander Perry's letter to the Secretary of the Navy announcing victory over the British fleet in Lake Erie 114755 1819 September 10

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Box 1, Item 7

Andrew Jackson's instructions to his Secretary of War directing him to prepare for war against the Nullifiers of South Carolina. 114753 1832 December 17

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Box 1, Item 8

Message from Col. William Travis, written shortly before massacre at the Alamo 114751 1836 February 24

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Box 1, Item 9

General Beauregard's demand for the surrender of Fort Sumter 114749 1861 April 11

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Box 1, Item 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. 114747 1861 April 20

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Box 1, Item 11

Abraham Lincoln's War order #1 114745 1862 January 27

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Box 1, Item 12

Grant's demand for "Unconditional Surrender" of Fort Donelson 114743 1862 February 16

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Box 1, Item 13

Admiral Farragut's order for the passage of the Forts at Vicksburg. 114741 1862 June 25

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Box 1, Item 14

Stonewall Jackson's last message to General Lee 114739 1863 May 2

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Box 1, Item 15

General Grant's message to Major General Halleck in which he proposes "to fight it out along this line if it takes all summer" 114737 1864 May 11

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Box 1, Item 16

Abraham Lincoln's letter to Mrs. Bixby who lost five sons in battle 114735 1864 November 21

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Box 1, Item 17

Resolution submitting the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution 114733 1864 December 5

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Box 1, Item 18

Grant's terms to Lee for the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox 114731 1865 April 9

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Box 1, Item 19

Grant's terms to Lee for the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox 114729 1865 April 9

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Box 1, Item 20

"Home Sweet Home" in the handwriting of the author, John Howard Payne 114727 undated

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Box 1, Item 21

The first page of Thomas Jefferson's original draft of the Declaration of Independence with interpolations by Benjamin Franklin and John Adams 114725 undated

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Box 1, Item 22

Declaration of Independence 114723 undated

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Box 1, Item 23

The Star Spangled Banner in the handwriting of the author, Francis Scott Key 114721 undated

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Box 1, Item 24

George Washington's tentative list of Cabinet and appointments under the new constitution 114719 undated

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Box 1, Item 25

The page of James Monroe's Message to Congress in which he first enunciated the principles of the Monroe Doctrine 114717 undated

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Box 1, Item 26

Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address 114715 undated

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