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Reprinted from [Thomas Balch, ed.,] Letters and Papers Relating Chiefly to the Provincial History of Pennsylvania . . . (Philadelphia, 1885), pp. 250–1. During Washington’s visit to Congress in late May and early June, the decision had been reached to establish a flying camp, or mobile reserve, to assist in defending New York. Congress set its size at 10,000 men, 6,000 of them Pennsylvanians....
ALS : Rosenbach Foundation <August 12, 1776: A note to the council of safety to pay George Ross, Timothy Matlack, and Henry Slagle £10,000 in the public service of the state of Pennsylvania, signed by Franklin as president of the convention, attested by John Morris, Jr., as secretary, and addressed to Jno. M. Nesbitt. Below Franklin’s signature is an order to pay, dated August 13 and signed by...
DS : Library of Congress This Convention confiding in your Wisdom and Virtue, has, by the Authority of the People, chosen and appointed you to represent the Free State of Pennsylvania in the Congress of the United States of America, and authorized you, or a Majority of such of you as shall at any time be present to Vote, for and in the Name of this State, in all and every Question there to be...