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Hancock, John (1737-1793) [Resolution to equalize pay of troops]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00782.07 Author/Creator: Hancock, John (1737-1793) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph document signed Date: 10 June 1776 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 11 x 19 cm.

Summary of Content: Resolution of Congress to equalize pay of the troops in the Middle Department with that of those in the Eastern Department. Passed by the Continental Congress in response to George Washington's 8 June 1776 letter stating that Congress had intended such a resolution, but had not yet passed it.

Full Transcript: In Congress June 10.th 1776

Resolved, That the Pay of the Continental Troops in the middle Department be henceforth the Same as that of the Troops in the Eastern Departments ----
...By order of Congress
John Hancock Presidt

[docket]
Resolve 10 June 76
Giving all Troops the
same pay.
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People: Hancock, John, 1737-1793
Washington, George, 1732-1799

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Continental ArmyContinental CongressCongressFinanceMilitary HistorySoldier's PayRevolutionary War

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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