With no radio, television, or internet, distributing public information was difficult. Newspapers were available, but the governments preferred having their various proclamations and declarations printed by local printers. These were often printed as posters (broadsides) and then posted in public places like taverns, inns, and outside of public buildings. Various printers had government contracts to print the news and declarations from Congress, the King, or for the general public. Includes
- Response to King's Proclamation -The Congress's answer to the King's proclamation of 1775
- Tory Act - Congress's legislation on how to handle persons who remained loyal to the King
- Embargo - The Congress declared an embargo on materials needed for the war effort
- Traitor! – Looking for a continental turned loyalist in 1775
- Pardon to Tories - A 1778 resolution offers pardon to all who switch allegiance from King to Congress.