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Hancock, John (1737-1793) [Notice declaring resolutions passed by the Massachusetts state senate intended to raise militia to meet Massachusetts' quota in the Continental Army]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03411 Author/Creator: Hancock, John (1737-1793) Place Written: Boston Type: Broadside Date: 16 June 1781 Pagination: 1 p. ; 50.4 x 20.3 cm

Issued by Hancock as Governor of Massachusetts. Sent up for concurrence by Nathaniel Gorham as Speaker of the House of Representatives, read and concurred on June 16, 1781 by Samuel Adams as the President of the Massachusetts State Senate, signed by John Avery as Secretary. Evans 17220, Ford 2296.

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