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The two-page manuscript of Auld Lang Syne, which has been described as the earliest in existence, has had a distinguished history. It was originally part of a long letter from Burns to a Mrs. Dunlop, dated December 7, 1788, most of which is now in…

Washington's letter to Patrick Henry, Governor of Virginia, refusing pecuniary reward for duties performed during the Revolutionary War.

The State of Virginia, in acknowledgement of Washington's service during the American Revolution, voted him…

In this letter to John Langdon, President pro tempore of the first Congress, George Washington accepts the Presidency of the United States, to which he had just been elected. He recognizes the need to be with Congress (then sitting in New York) as…

The famous Northwest Ordinance prescribed the stages of government to be followed by any given area in order to become a state and guaranteed certain rights of its inhabitants. As a result of this Ordinance the United States solved the problem of…
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