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John Hammell, Jun. to New-York Congress

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JOHN HAMMELL, JUN˙, TO NEW YORK CONGRESS.

At Dr˙ Hemmena' s New York, February 28, 1776.

GENTLEMEN: Desirous of taking an active part in the American struggle, and willing to engage as a Surgeon to

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the last forces raised in this Province, I applied to the honourable Provincial Congress for their approbation, but received no answer. Still, actuated by the purest motives, (the love and welfare of my country,) and understanding four more battalions are shortly to be raised in this Colony, I again offer myself to the consideration of your honourable body. I do not mean, gentlemen, to impose myself on any body of men, nor do I wish an appointment, without previously discovering myself capable of the trust. Doctor Hemmena' s thoughts on my abilities, I presented with my last application. Shall only observe that I have been almost eight years to the practice, and would be pleased in being Surgeon of a battalion, or First-Assistant, as, gentlemen, you shall think most proper of your very humble servant, JOHN HAMMELL, JUN.

To the Honourable Provincial Congress of New York.

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