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Establishing a Library for Congress - 1

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Books Purchased From Cadell &...
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Books Purchased From Cadell & Davies/Bingham & Waln of London, November 1800

London booksellers were required for the “purchase of such books as may be necessary for the use of the Congress.” One order included Jefferson’s Notes on Virginia, Gibbon’s histories of the Roman Empire and Greece and various histories of European nations and America.

Manuscript Division, Library of Congress