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  • SENATE LEGISLATIVE JOURNAL
  • SENATE EXECUTIVE JOURNAL AND RELATED DOCUMENTS
  • HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES JOURNAL
  • LEGISLATIVE HISTORIES
  • PETITION HISTORIES
  • PETITION HISTORIES AND NONLEGISLATIVE OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS
  • THE DIARY OF WILLIAM MACLAY AND OTHER NOTES ON SENATE DEBATES
  • DEBATES IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
  • CORRESPONDENCE FIRST SESSION
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For users that are familiar with the print edition of the Documentary History of the First Federal Congress (DHFFC), the following chart mapping the document types of the Early Republic to the printed volumes of the Documentary History of the First Federal Congress may be useful:

Early Republic Document Type DHFFC Volume
Senate Legislative Journal Volume 1
Senate Executive Journal and Related Documents Volume 2
House of Representatives Journal Volume 3
Legislative Histories Volumes 4-6
Petition Histories Volume 7
Petition Histories and Non-legislative Official Documents Volume 8
The Diary of William Maclay and Other Notes on Senate Volume 9
Debates in the House of Representatives Volumes 10-14
Correspondence First Session Volumes 15-17
Correspondence Second Session Volumes 18-20

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