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Letter from the President of Congress to Lord Stirling

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PRESIDENT OF CONGRESS TO LORD STIRLING.

Philadelphia, March 1, 1776.

MY LORD: I do myself the honour of enclosing to you a commission of Brigadier-General in the Continental Army. From the high opinion the Congress entertain of your zeal and attachment to the American cause, they flatter themselves you will do everything in your power to discharge your duty to your country on this important occasion. I have it in charge from Congress to direct that you continue at New-York until further orders.

I have the honour to be, my Lord, your Lordship' s most obedient and very humble servant,

JOHN HANCOCK, President.

The Right Hon˙ Lord Stirling, at New-York.

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