Avery, John (1739-1806) [Continental Congress appointments for Massachusetts]
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00436
Author/Creator: Avery, John (1739-1806)
Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts
Type: Document signed
Date: 4 December 1777
Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 24.5 x 19 cm
Summary of Content: Document attested to by Massachusetts Secretary of State Avery. Announces the men chosen as delegates to the Continental Congress from Massachusetts for the following year. Lists John Hancock, John Adams, Samuel Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry, Francis Dana, and James Lovell (the first five on this list signed the Declaration of Independence).
People: Avery, John, 1739-1806., Hancock, John, 1737-1793., Adams, John, 1735-1826., Adams, Samuel, 1722-1803., Paine, Robert T., 1731-1814., Gerry, Elbridge, 1744-1814., Dana, Francis, 1743-1811., Lovell, James, 1737-1814.
Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783
Keywords/Subjects: Congress;, Contract;, Government and Civics;, Revolutionary War;, Election;, Lincoln Assassination;
Sub Era: The War for Independence
LOC Search Terms: United States. Declaration of Independence--Signers, United States. Continental Congress--1770-1780, United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Congresses, Massachusetts--History--Revolution, 1775-1783, Massachusetts--Politics and government--1775-1783Order Image