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In Congress, April 3, 1776: Resolved, that every person intending to set forth and fit out a private ship or vessel of war, and applying for a commission or letters of marque and reprisal for that purpose, shall produce a writing, subscribed by him, containing the name, and tonnage or burthen of the ship or vessel, the number of her guns, with their weight of metal
United StatesContinental Congress.Dunlap, John1747-1812Hancock, John1737-1793
Journals of the Continental Congress,
Printed by John Dunlap
1 sheet ( p.) ; 34 x 21 cm.
Signed: By order of Congress, [blank] president.
Imprint supplied from Evans.
N-YHS copy signed in manuscript: "John Hancock". Fabric lining.