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Hancock, John (1737-1793) to "The Gentlemen of the House of Representatives"

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07917 Author/Creator: Hancock, John (1737-1793) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter Date: 1782/05/10 Pagination: 2 pgs. 30.3x18.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Hancock argues that the bill making Sunday a day of Sabbath in Congress was improperly passed. The Constitution provided a set amount of time to rebuke a bill's passing, and others in Congress accused Hancock of sending his letter of rebuttal too late. However, Hancock asserts that real time and the time that the House had been using were very different things.

People: Hancock, John, 1737-1797

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: American StatesmenGovernment and CivicsCongressReligionArticles of ConfederationLawContinental CongressState Constitution

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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