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In Congress, April 14, 1779: Whereas Congress, on the twenty-first day of August last, did resolve, that when any persons are desirous of going within the enemy's lines, they shall apply to the executive power of the state to which they belong ... Resolved, that any officer, who shall permit a person to go within the enemy's lines without such recommendation ... shall thereby forfeit his commission
Hall & Sellers
Journals of the Continental Congress,
Printed by Hall and Sellers
1 sheet ( p.) ; 24 x 19 cm.
Signed: Extract from the minutes, Charles Thomson, secretary.
N-YHS copy inscribed on verso: "Gen. Gates"; in another hand, "Resolve of Congress, dated 14th April, 1779"; fabric lining.