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Hopkinson, Francis (1737-1791) to John Hancock and Robert Morris

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03939 Author/Creator: Hopkinson, Francis (1737-1791) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph document signed Date: August 1777 Pagination: 1 p. : address ; 32 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Possibly written at Philadelphia. Hopkinson, John Nixon, and John Wharton submit a Continental Navy Board report to Congress. The Board designates a sum paid to "officers and Men on Board every Fire Ship in the River Delaware & Co the officers and Crew of any Chain of Fire Rafts which shall actually set on Fire & destroy any one of the Enemy's Ships of War ... " States that $2000 shall be divided in the following manner: $500 to the captain, $300 to the lieutenant, and the remainder equally divided among the crew.

People: Hancock, John, 1737-1793
Morris, Robert, 1734-1806
Hopkinson, Francis, 1737-1791
Nixon, John, 1733-1808
Wharton, John, fl. 1774-1780

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: NavyMaritimeFinanceSoldier's PayMilitary HistoryContinental CongressCongress

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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