George Washington Papers

To George Washington from John Hancock, 2 October 1776

From John Hancock

Philadelphia, 2 October 1776. “The Bearer Major Ross calling on Me previous to his setting out for Head Quarters, I have only Time to enclose you sundry Resolves, and to inform you, that I shall write you fully by General Mifflin.”1


1The enclosed resolutions of 25, 26, 27, 30 Sept. and 1 Oct. concern Congress’s actions on a variety of matters affecting the army, including James Ross’s promotion to major of Col. Edward Hand’s 1st Continental Regiment on 25 Sept. and Thomas Mifflin’s appointment as quartermaster general on 1 Oct. (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 , 5:819–25, 829–32, 836–38, and General Orders, 5 Oct.).

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