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Letter from John Hancock, October 11, 1776


John Hancock.  Autographed document signed: [Philadelphia], to George Washington, 1776 October 11.  1 p.


In Congress Octor. 11th. 1776


Resolved, That General Washington be Desir’d; if it be practicable, by every Art, and whatever Expence to Obstruct effectually the Navigation of the North River between Fort Washington and Mount Constitution, as well to prevent the Regress of the Enemies Frigates lately gone up, as to hinder them from Receiving Succours –


That General Washington be impower’d to Appoint a Deputy Commissary of Stores for the Army near New York


By order of Congress
John Hancock Presidt