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Avery, John (1739-1806) to Samuel Holten

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.020.19 Author/Creator: Avery, John (1739-1806) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 24 October 1782 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Informs Holten that he (Holten) was elected as a delegate to represent Massachusetts in Congress and that his term will begin the first Monday of next November.

People: Avery, John, 1739-1806.
Holten, Samuel, 1738-1816.

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: Continental Congress, Congress, Election, Government and Civics, Revolutionary War

Sub Era: The War for Independence