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This Day In Founders History – 6 November

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This Day In Founders History – 6 November

On this day in 1775, the Continental Congress was in session. “The assembly of Pennsylvania having appointed new delegates, the said delegates produced their credentials, which were read and approved, and are as follows: Resolved, That the Honorable John Morton, Speaker, John Dickinson, Robert Morris, Benjamin Franklin, Charles Humphreys, Edward Biddle, Thomas Willing, Andrew Allen, and James Wilson, Esquires, be, and they are hereby, appointed to serve as Representatives of this Province in the Continental Congress.

In 1777 on this day, Continental Congress in session, “Resolved, That Colonel James Wilkinson, adjutant general in the northern army, in consideration of his services in that department, and being strongly recommended by General Gates as a gallant officer, and a promising military genius, and having bought the despatches to Congress, giving an account of the surrender of Lieutenant General Burgoyne and his army, on the 17 day of October last, be continued in his present employment, with a brevet of brigadier general in the army of the United States.”


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