Correspondence of the American Revolution: Being Letters of Eminent Men to George Washington, from the Time of His Taking Command of the Army to the End of His Presidency, Vol. 1

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Author: John Hancock

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From the President of Congress.

Philadelphia, 17 August, 1777; Sunday morning.

SIR,

The complaints of the want of men to the northward are so great and urgent, that Congress, with a view of affording them some assistance, have come to the inclosed resolve; by which you will perceive it is their desire that five hundred riflemen, under the command of an active officer, should be immediately sent into that department, to oppose the incursions of the Indians.

Your favor of the 16th instant, I was last night honored with, containing sundry inclosures, which shall be communicated to Congress to-morrow. The plan you have adopted and recommended for the defence of the River Delaware, is ordered to be carried into execution. As soon as Congress shall come into any resolves on the subjects of your several letters, the result shall be immediately transmitted. I have the honor to be, with the greatest respect, Sir,

Your most obedient, and very humble servant,

President JOHN HANCOCK.

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Chicago: John Hancock, "From the President of Congress.," Correspondence of the American Revolution: Being Letters of Eminent Men to George Washington, from the Time of His Taking Command of the Army to the End of His Presidency, Vol. 1 in Correspondence of the American Revolution: Being Letters of Eminent Men to George Washington, from the Time of His Taking Command of the Army to the End of His Presidency, ed. Jared Sparks (Freeport, NY: Books for Libraries Press, 1853), 424. Original Sources, accessed August 7, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4THWB69VS9R53RR.

MLA: Hancock, John. "From the President of Congress." Correspondence of the American Revolution: Being Letters of Eminent Men to George Washington, from the Time of His Taking Command of the Army to the End of His Presidency, Vol. 1, in Correspondence of the American Revolution: Being Letters of Eminent Men to George Washington, from the Time of His Taking Command of the Army to the End of His Presidency, edited by Jared Sparks, Vol. 1, Freeport, NY, Books for Libraries Press, 1853, page 424. Original Sources. 7 Aug. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4THWB69VS9R53RR.

Harvard: Hancock, J, 'From the President of Congress.' in Correspondence of the American Revolution: Being Letters of Eminent Men to George Washington, from the Time of His Taking Command of the Army to the End of His Presidency, Vol. 1. cited in 1853, Correspondence of the American Revolution: Being Letters of Eminent Men to George Washington, from the Time of His Taking Command of the Army to the End of His Presidency, ed. , Books for Libraries Press, Freeport, NY, pp.424. Original Sources, retrieved 7 August 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4THWB69VS9R53RR.