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Resolutions by the Continental Congress concerning copies of state laws for the Congress and other states
United States. Continental Congress
July 27, 1785
Volume 17, Pages 492-493

RESOLVE OF CONGRESS REQUIRING 13 COPIES OF THE LAWS.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

By the United States in Congress Assembled,
July 27th, 1785.

Resolved, that the Secretary of Congress apply to the Executives of the several States for thirteen Copies of the Legislative Acts

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thereof since the 1st of September, 1774, inclusive: that one sett of the said Acts be retained for the use of Congress and that he deliver to the Delegates of each State one sett (exclusive of its own Acts) for the use of the Legislature thereof. And the Secretary is further directed to adopt a similar mode for procuring the Acts which may hereafter be passed as aforesaid to the end that every State being thus informed, may have the fullest confidence in the other States, and derive the advantages which may result from the joint wisdom of the whole.

CHAS. THOMSON.