Directions: Use the following organizer to help you compile the main ideas from each primary source.
|The Boston Massacre engraving by Paul Revere, 1770
|The Phillipsburg Proclamation, 1779
|“Soldiers at the siege of Yorktown,” by Jean-Baptiste-Antoine DeVerger, 1781
|“James Armistead Petition to the Virginia General Assembly,” November 30, 1786
|Lord Dunmore’s Proclamation, 1775
|“An act directing the emancipation of certain slaves who have served as soldiers in this state, and for the emancipation of the slave Aberdeen,” Virginia General Assembly, October 20, 1783
|George Washington’s Last Will and Testament, July 9, 1799
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