George Washington Papers

To George Washington from John Hancock, 16 July 1776

From John Hancock

Congress Chamr [Philadelphia] 16 July 1776


I have only Time to forward the foregoing Resolves.1 By to morrow’s Post I hope to write you on the Subject of all your Letters which remain unanswer’d. I have the honr to be Your very hume sevt

John Hancock Prest

Your favr 14th just Rec’d.


1This note is written at the end of the three resolutions of 15 July which were copied from the minutes of Congress and signed by its secretary Charles Thomson. These resolutions concern the appointment of a committee “to consider the propriety & means of augmenting the flying camp,” the appointment of a chief physician for the flying camp, and the garrisoning of three forts on the Pennsylvania frontier (DLC:GW; see also JCC description begins Worthington Chauncey Ford et al., eds. Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789. 34 vols. Washington, D.C., 1904–37. description ends , 5:561–62).

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