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Hancock, John (1737-1793) [Henry Knox's Congressional appointment as colonel of artillery in the Continental Army]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.10435 Author/Creator: Hancock, John (1737-1793) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Printed document signed Date: 17 November 1775 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 24.1 x 38.7 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.10435 Author/Creator: Hancock, John (1737-1793) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Printed document signed Date: 17 November 1775 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 24.1 x 38.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Congress represents the "United Colonies." Hancock signs as President of Congress. Also signed by Charles Thomson, Secretary of Congress. Extremely fragile, and torn in several creases.

People: Hancock, John, 1737-1793
Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Continental CongressCongressGovernment and CivicsRevolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralArtilleryMilitary HistoryContinental Army

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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