Tuesday, May 31, 2011

May 24, 1776: Efforts in Canada

John Hancock, President in Congress, wrote to the Commissioners to Canada, "In Obedience to a Resolve of Congress I herewith transmit the Sum of Sixteen Hundred and sixty two Pounds, one Shilling & three pence in three Bags.... This is all the hard Money that was in the Treasury."

Paul Herbert Smith, ed., Letters of Delegates to Congress, 1774-1789: Vol. 4: May 16-August 14, 1776 (Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1979), page 66.
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