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Congressional Record

Continental Congresses

Publications of the First and Second Continental Congresses (1774–1781) will be found in the Early American Imprints series.

Publications from the Congress of the Confederation (1781-1789) can also be found in the Early American Imprints database.

Also Known As:

  • United States in Congress Assembled
  • Continental Congress
  • Confederation Congress

 Created by the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union in 1781, this was a unicameral body with legislative and executive function, it was composed of delegates appointed by the legislatures of the several states.