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BULLETIN No. 1, issued September, 1893, contains (1) a catalogue ex

hibiting the existing arrangement of the papers of the Continental Congress; (2) a partial miscellaneous index of manuscripts of the Continental Congress examined to the date of going to press; (3) the Documentary History of the Constitution for the period preceding the Federal Convention—being the Annapolis Convention

and credentials of delegates to the Federal Convention. BULLETIN No. 2, issued November, 1893, is a revised and indexed

edition of the Calendar of the Correspondence of James Monroe.

BULLETIN No. 3, issued January, 1894, contains (1) a list indicating the

arrangement of the Washington papers; (2) the continuation of a partial miscellaneous index of the manuscripts of the Continental Congress; (3) the Documentary History of the Constitution-proceedings of the Federal Convention.

BULLETIN No. 4, issued March, 1894, is a calendar of the correspond

ence of James Madison.

ACCESS TO THE MANUSCRIPTS.

The privilege of access to the manuscript archives of the Department of State may be secured, so far as the facilities at command and the convenience of the office admit, upon application by letter to the Secretary of State Applicants should describe as concisely and definitely as may be possible the papers they desire to consult, the scope of the examination contemplated, and the period of time during which they purpose to avail themselves of the permission, if accorded.

The privilege is to be exercised under the following

SPECIAL RULES AS TO MANUSCRIPTS DEPOSITED IN THE

BUREAU OF ROLLS AND LIBRARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE.

1. Persons to whom the privilege of consulting the manuscript archives of the Department of State is granted can exercise the permission only subject to the convenience of the Department and the uninterrupted transaction of its business.

II. No manuscript shall, at any time, be taken out of the Department except by order in writing of the Secretary or an Assistant Secretary.

III. No manuscript shall be taken out of the Bureau of Rolls and Library, into any room of the Department, until a receipt in form and descriptive of the paper or volume

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