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Letter "To the Honorable Convention New York" [manuscript] 1776 June 11.

Hancock, John
Format
Manuscript/Archive
Language
English
Variant Title
John Hancock letter
Summary
Hancock writes "The important Day is at Hand, that will decide not only the Fate of the City of New York, but ... of the whole Province ... there is no Necessity to use arguments with Americans, their Feelings I well know will prompt them to do their Duty, and the Sacredness of the Cause will urge them to the Field ... I must therefore again most earnestly request you in the Name and by the Authority of Congress to send forward the Militia ... with all the Dispatch which the infinite Importance of the Cause demands."
Description
1 item.
Cite as
John Hancock Draft Letter, 1776, Accession #12579-a, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
Notes
  • Forms part of the Albert H. Small Declaration of Independence Collection.
  • Ragged margin slightly affects text.
  • Secretarial Copy (In the hand of Jacob Rush?).
  • In response to intelligence that General Howe was to attack New York within the next 10 days, Hancock, as president of the Continental Congress, sent letters to the Assembly of Massachusetts Bay, the Assembly of Connecticut, the Convention of New York, and the Convention of New Jersey requesting them to call up their Militia and send them to New York.
  • This letter is a draft copy of the letter to the Convention of New York with note on verso "This is the Copy of a Letter from John Hancock which please to send to Piletus & &."
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Albert H. Small Declaration of Independence Collection. Deposit of Albert H. Small, July 14, 2003.
Biographical Note
Declaration of Independence signer from Massachusetts.
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