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Hancock, John (1737-1793) [Resolution of the Continental Congress advising New York to make provisions for detecting, restraining and punishing Tories].

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03716 Author/Creator: Hancock, John (1737-1793) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph document signed Date: 14 June 1776 Pagination: 1 p. + docket 15.4 x 20.8 cm

Summary of Content: Issued by Hancock less than three weeks before the Declaration of Independence, this resolution calls for the suppression of contact with the British among Tories in the colony of New York. It also claims that General George Washington will aid in carrying out these measures.

People: Hancock, John, 1737-1797

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: CongressRevolutionary WarLoyalistLawGovernment and CivicsContinental CongressMilitary HistoryRevolutionary War GeneralPresidentGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign Policy

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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