1782 John Hancock Designs of the Enemy to Destroy Albany Revolutionary War Lettr
Revolutionary War Letter to Major General Danielson from John Hancock's Personal Retained Files
[JOHN HANCOCK]. Original Secretarial Copy Manuscript Letter from Hancock to Major General Danielson, Boston, November 22, 1782, with Hancock's own autograph docketing of "To Maj. Gen Danielson / 1782". 7.25" x 12". Separations along fold lines. Sold at Early American Auctions $3981 on 10-22-06
"Sir, I herewith transmit a Resolution of the General Court on the Letter from Lord Stirling respecting the Designs of the Enemy to destroy Albany and make incursions into that Territory called Vermont -- You will immediately upon receipt of this issue your Orders to the Commanding Officers of the County of Berkshires to detach for the Brigade one thousand men with suitable Officers to command the same: also to the Commanding Officers of the County of Hampshire to detach from his Brigade five hundred men with proper Officers to command them & the duly armed and accoutred & to hold themselves in readiness to march with three Days provisions on the shortest notice from the Continental Commanding Office's at Albany to Saratoga or such other Place as he shall direct -- And to Revolutionary War Letterfollow your orders that the whole of the militia in the Counties of Hampshire & Berkshires Men armed & equipt as the Law directs -- I have informed General Lord Stirling of the measures that the General Court have taken in Consequence of this Letter and that I have Issued my orders to you to carry the same into Effect -- I am Sir Your very humble Servant"