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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.00529
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0016] January-April 1777 
Title Appointment of James Mackinson to First Lieutenant [Fragment]
Date 1 February 1777
Author Hancock, John (1737-1793)  
Additional authors Thomson, Charles (1729-1824)
Recipient Mackinson, James  
Document Type Military document; Government document
Content Description Partially printed document appointing James Mackinson a first Lieutenant. Attested by Charles Thomson as secretary. The top of the document, which contained Mackinson's name, has been lost. The name is found on the docket.
Subjects Continental Congress  Revolutionary War  Military History  Congress  Government and Civics  
People Hancock, John (1737-1793)  Thomson, Charles (1729-1824)  Mackinson, James, (d. 1777)  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme The American Revolution; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Additional Information Charles Thomson was the Secretary of the Continental Congress for its entire history, from 1774-1789. James Mackinson was a First Lieutenant in the Second Continental Artillery. He was killed at Fort Mifflin 15 November 1777.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859