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New York State Provincial Congress Minutes of the Provincial Congress, Provincial Convention, Committee of Safety, and Council of Safety

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
The minutes concern military, political, and financial matters with which the Provincial Congress, Provincial Convention, Committee of Safety, and Council of Safety dealt during the Revolutionary War. Transcriptions of the minutes are available in series A0116, Transcriptions of the minutes of the Provincial Congress, Provincial Convention, Committee of Safety, and Council of Safety.
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2.5 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1775-1778
Series Number:
A1814

Scope and Content Note

The minutes concern such subjects as: military activities, plans, and orders to officers; military fortifications, arms, and supplies; payments for military supplies or service; movements of British troops and ships; relations of Americans and British with Indians; punishment of suspected loyalists; approval of Declaration of Independence; issuance of paper currency; and communication with other colonies and with the Continental Congress concerning military and financial matters.

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Access Restrictions

Restricted due to burn damage. Use published version.

Alternate Formats Available

Published in "Journals of the Provincial Congress, Provincial Convention, Committee of Safety, and Council of Safety" (Albany, 1842).

Related Information

Related Materials

Series A0116 Transcriptions of the minutes of the Provincial Congress, Provincial Convention, Committee of Safety, and Council of Safety, contains the transcribed version of the minutes found in this series

Series A0118 Correspondence of the Provincial Congress, Provincial Convention, Committee of Safety and Council of Safety, contains originals of the correspondence which was read into the minutes.

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