George Washington Papers

To George Washington from John Hancock, 27 August 1776

From John Hancock

Tuesday 6 oClock P.M. Philada 27 Augst 1776


I am this moment favd with yours of yesterday’s Date, which I shall in the Morng Communicate to Congress.

I inclose sundry Resolves of Congress to which beg leave to Refer you,1 & am with much Respect, Sir Your most obed. srt

John Hancock Prest

ALS, NjP: General Manuscripts.

1Hancock enclosed copies of Congress’s resolution of 26 Aug. concerning pensions for disabled American officers, soldiers, marines, and sailors and its resolution of 27 Aug. offering land to foreign officers who quit the British 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 , 5:702–5, 707–8).

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