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Declaration of independence by the citizens of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, May 20, 1775.

Other author/creatorAlexander, Abraham, 1718-1786.
Format Electronic and Book
Publication Info[Knoxville, Tenn.] : Heiskell & Brown, prs, [1826]
Description1 sheet (1 unnumbered page) : illustrations (relief cuts) ; 31 x 22 cm
Supplemental Content Shaw-Shoemaker Digital Edition
Subject(s)
Series Early American imprints. Second series no. 48662. ^A575643
General noteSigned: Abraham Alexander, chairman. J.M. Alexander, secretary [and twenty-nine others].
General noteFrederick Steidinger Heiskell and Hugh Brown printed at Knoxville, Tenn. from 1816 to 1829. National interest in the authenticity of the Mecklenburg declaration was first aroused in 1819 when correspondence on the subject between the North Carolina congressional delegation and representative citizens of Mecklenburg was published in the Raleigh register and the Essex register (Salem, Mass.). Correspondence in the J.G.M. Ramsey papers at the University of Tennessee shows that Ramsey sent directions for printing the broadside to F.S. Heiskell in January 1826, and that he presented a copy to Andrew Jackson in 1827.
General notePrinted area, including arched ornamental border, measures 28.0 x 21.2 cm.
References Shaw & Shoemaker 48662
References Allen, R.R. Tennessee, 674
References Hummel, R.O. Southeastern broadsides, 2674
Other formsMicroform version available in the Readex Early American Imprints series.
Reproduction noteElectronic text and image data. [Chester, Vt. : Readex, a division of Newsbank, Inc., 2004-2007] Includes files in TIFF, GIF and PDF formats with inclusion of keyword searchable text. (Early American imprints. Second series ; no. 48662).
Genre/formBroadsides.

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