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Hancock, John (1737-1793) [Blank form created for Marine Committee appointments]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06526 Author/Creator: Hancock, John (1737-1793) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Printed document signed Date: July 1776 Pagination: 1 p. ; 16.5 x 20.5 cm.

Contains blank spaces reserved for the name, office, and vessel to which the appointee is assigned. Date previously inferred.

Hancock served as President of the Continental Congress 24 May 1775- October 1777.

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