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Blank appointment form, signed Henry Laurens, President of Congress with attestation by Charles Thomson, includes engraved portrait of Laurens
In Congress. The Delegates of the United States of New-Hampshire, Massachusetts-Bay, Rhode-Island, Connecticut, South-Carolina and Georgia, TO [blank] We, reposing especial Trust and Confidence in your Patriotism, Valour, Conduct, and Fidelity, DO, by these Presents, constitute and appoint you to be [blank] in the Army of the Unity States, raised for the Defence of American Liberty, and for repelling every hostile Invasion thereof. You are therefore carefully and diligently to discharge the Duty of [blank] by doing and performing all manner of Things thereunto belonging. And we do strictly charge and require all Officers and Soldiers under your Command, to be obedient to your Orders as [blank]. And you are to observe and follow such Orders and Directions from Time to Time, as you shall receive from this or a future Congress of the United States, or Comittee of Congress, for that purpose appointed, or Commander in Chief, for the Time being, of the Army of the United States, or any other your superior Officer, according to the Rules and Dicipline of War, in Fursuance of the Trust reposed in you. This Commission to continue in Force until revoked by this or a future Congress. Dated at [blank]. By order of the Congress, Henry Laurens, President. Attest. Charles Thomson
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The original from which this digital representation is taken is housed in The Littlejohn Collection at Wofford College, located in the Sandor Teszler Library.
Laurens, Henry, "Blank Appointment form signed by Henry Laurens" (1777). Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection. 81.