George Washington Papers

To George Washington from John Hancock, 16 August 1776

From John Hancock

Philadelphia, 16 August 1776. “I have only time to Acknowledge the Rect of your Letter of 15th, and to Transmitt the Resolves pass’d since my last, which you will find Inclos’d.”1


1The enclosed resolves of 13, 14, and 15 Aug. include a request that GW send Congress a copy of the Massachusetts treaty with the St. John’s and Micmac Indians, a plan for encouraging Hessians and other foreigners to desert from the British army, Wuibert’s appointment as an assistant engineer, and orders for Col. James Livingston “to inlist as many companies of Canadians as are willing to engage in the service” (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 , 5:651, 653–57).

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