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To George Washington from John Hancock, 12 September 1777

From John Hancock

Philada Septr 12th 1777. 4 O’Clock A.M.

Sir,

I am this Moment favoured with yours by the Express1—I am sorry for the unfortunate Issue of the Day, but from the Troops keeping up their Spirits, I flatter myself it will still be in our Power to retrieve the Loss of yesterday.

I have thought proper, in Consequence of the Intelligence received this Morning, to call the Congress together at six O’Clock. I have the Honour to be, with the utmost Respect Sir Your most obed. Serv.

John Hancock Presidt

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