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Hancock, John (1737-1793) [Resolution to Colonel Anthony Wayne]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00496.031 Author/Creator: Hancock, John (1737-1793) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Document signed Date: 12 February 1776 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 16.3 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Transcribed by Charles Thomson Secretary of the Continental Congress from 1774-1788. Resolve requesting all colonels of the Pennsylvania battalions to send a report detailing the number condition of the enlisted men as well as the places where they are now and their rank. This specific order was sent to Colonel Anthony Wayne. Signed By Hancock, President of the Continental Congress.

Background Information:

Full Transcript: In Congress Feby 12. 1776
Resolved That the colonels of the Pensylvania batallions be ordered to make an immediate return to Congress of the number and condition of the men inlisted , the ...places where they now are and the manner, in which they are appointed
Extract from the minutes
Cha. Thomson Secy
To the commanding Officer
of the fourth Pensylva. batallion
By order of Congress
John Hancock Presid.


Col Anthony Wayne
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People: Hancock, John, 1737-1793
Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824
Wayne, Anthony, 1745-1796

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyContinental CongressGovernment and CivicsCongress

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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