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Hancock, John (1737-1793) [Privateer commission for the schooner "Adventure" of Exeter, New Hampshire].

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05659 Author/Creator: Hancock, John (1737-1793) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Document signed Date: 3 April 1776 Pagination: 1 p. 31.2 x 19.5 cm

Summary of Content: President of the First Continental Congress John Hancock signed this privateer commission authorizing Commander of the Adventure James Johnson to capture British vessels and cargo.

People: Hancock, John, 1737-1797

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarContinental CongressCongressMilitary HistoryNavyPrivateeringMerchants and TradeCommerce

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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