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Avery, John (1739-1806) [Continental Congress appointments for Massachusetts]

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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 Treat, 1731-1814
Gerry, Elbridge, 1744-1814
Dana, Francis, 1743-1811
Lovell, James, 1737-1814

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: CongressContractGovernment and CivicsRevolutionary WarElectionLincoln AssassinationPresidentVice President

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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