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An Act Concerning Feme-Sole traders. Pennsylvania, 1718.

An Act for the Prevention of Undue Election of Burgesses. Virginia, 1699.

Blackstone, William. Commentaries on the Laws of England. Oxford, 1765-69.

The Bostonian's paying the excise-man, or tarring & feathering. London, 1774.

Chase, Samuel. Baron and Feme: A Treatise of the Common Law Concerning Husbands and Wives. London, 1700.

Feme Sole Trader Statutes. South Carolina, 1712, 1744.

Gouge, William. Of Domesticall Duties. London, 1622. The Law's Resolution of Women's Rights. London, 1632.
No Stamped Paper to be Had. Philadelphia, 1765.

Stamp Act Tea Pot, 1766.

Intolerable Acts, 1774 Thomas Fitch, Reasons why the British colonies, in America, should not be charged with internal taxes, by authority of Parliament; humbly offered, for consideration, in behalf of the colony of Connecticut. 1764.
Jeremy Belknap. The history of New-Hampshire. Volume II: Comprehending the events of  seventy five years, from MDCCXV to MDCCXC . The Old Deluder Act (1647)
From Records of the Governor and Company of the Massachusetts Bay in New England (1853), II: 203

“Letter II. to the Inhabitants of the British Colonies in America,” The New-York Journal; or, The General Advertiser;  June 9, 1774, issue 1640, p1.

“To the Publisher of the Boston Evening Post,” Boston Evening Post, June 6, 1738, issue 150, page 1

[Mentor], “How a Nation may be Ruined, and Reformed,” The Boston Gazette, and Country Journal, January 10, 1763, issue 406, p. 1.

Bridenbaugh, Carl, ed. Gentleman's Progress, The Itenerarium of Dr. Alexander Hamilton 1744. (Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1948) p. 55.

Painted Corner Cupboard, Accomack County, Virginia, Yellow Pine, 1750-1760, Collection of the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, as reproduced in T. H. Breen, Marketplace of Revolution: How Consumer Politics Shaped American Independence (New York: Oxford University Press, 2004), 46.

Ethel Armes, comp. and ed., Nancy Shippen, Her Journal Book (New York: B. Blom, 1968.), 173.

Hannah Winthrop letter, Hannah Winthrop to Mercy Warren, [April or May 1775], Warren-Adams Letters, 1:409-11 Elaine Forman Crane ed. The Diary of Elizabeth Drinker: The Life Cycle of and Eighteenth-Century Woman. (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010). See October 6, 25, 1777, November 5, 25, 1777; December 19, 21, 31, 17771; February 1,5,19, 1778; March 20, 1778.

Benjamin Franklin, Observations Concerning the Increase of Mankind, Peopling of Countries 1751. Labaree, Leonard W., et al., eds.  The Papers of Benjamin Franklin.  35 vols. to date.  New Haven: Yale University Press, 1959-1999.  4:225-234.

Four dissertations, on the reciprocal advantages of a perpetual union between Great-Britain and her American colonies. Written for Mr. Sargent's prize-medal. To which (by desire) is prefixed, an eulogium, spoken on the delivery of the medal at the public commencement in the College of Philadelphia, May 20th, 1766. (Philadelphia: Printed by William and Thomas Bradford, at the London Coffee-House, 1766), p. 55.

“A Brief Consideration of New-York, with Respect to Its Natural Advantages: Its Superiority in Several Instances, over some of the Neighboring Colonies,” The Independent Reflector; January 18, 1753, issue 8, page 31.

Andrew Eliot. An evil and adulterous generation. A sermon preached on the publick fast, April 19. 1753. By Andrew Eliot, M.A. Pastor of a church in Boston (Boston: Printed by S. Kneeland, for J. Winter, over against the King's Arms in Union-Street., 1753),  p. 21.

Benjamin Rush, "Thoughts upon Female Education, Accommodated to the Present State Of Society, Manners, and Government. . .,” delivered in 1787 at the Young Ladies’ Academy of Philadelphia, in Frederick Rudolph, ed., Essays on Education in the Early Republic (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1965), pp. 27‑40. Papers of Jeremy Belknap, III, Collections of the MHS, LIV (Boston, 1891) as cited in Mary Beth Norton,Liberty’s Daughters: The Revolutionary Experience of American Women, 1750-1800 (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1996), 260.