1778.006: Address of the Congress to the Inhabitants of the United States of America.

Published: 1778

Full Title: An address of the Congress to the inhabitants of the United States of America. Friends and countrymen, three years have now passed away since the commencement of the present war ...

Author: United States. Continental Congress.

Place Issued: Williamsburg

Issuing Press: Alexander Purdie

Description: 1 sheet [2 pgs.]; 33 cm. x 22 cm. (broadside; printed front and back).


Review of the causes and progress of the ongoing war, asking all loyal Americans to redouble their exertions and sacrifices, while cautioning them against any complacency that might result from the recent treaties with France. "In Congress, May 9, 1778. Resolved, that it be recommended to ministers of the Gospel, of all denominations, to read, or cause to be read, immediately after divine service, the above address to the inhabitants of the United States of America, in their respective churches and chapels, and other places of religious worship. Published by order of Congress."

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