Transmittal letter accompanying the Declaration of Independence from John Hancock
- Transmittal letter accompanying the Declaration of Independence from John Hancock
Hancock, John, 1737-1793
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Circular Baltimore Jany. 31 1777
As there is not a more distinguished
Event in the History of America, than the Declaration
of her Independence – nor any, that, in all probability
will so much excite the attention of future ages
it is highly proper, that the Memory of that
transaction, together with the Causes that give
Rise to it should b preserved in the most
careful Manner that can be devised.
I am therefore
commanded by Congress to transmit you the
enclosed Copy of the Act of Independence, with the
list of the several Members of Congress subscribed
thereto – and to request, that you will cause the
same to be put upon Record, that it may henceforth
form a Part of the Archives of your state.
and remain a lasting Testimony of your Approbation
of that necessary and important Measure.
I have the Honour to be
Uour most obd. &
Very hble serv.
John Hancock, Presidt.
Honble. Assembly of the State of Rhode Island ---