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Collection Reference Number GLC00481
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1776 
Title Appointment of James Waugh
Date 1 September 1776
Author Morton, John (1724-1777)  
Document Type Government document; Military document
Content Description Appoints James Waugh Lieutenant of a Company of foot in the first Battalion of Associates in the County of Cumberland, Pennsylvania. Note on left margin reads, "Exchanged 1 Septr: 1776. T.M." T.M. are the initials of Timothy Matlack, the clerk to the secretary at the second Continental Congress. As such, he was possibly the engrosser of the Declaration of Independence.
Subjects Government and Civics  Revolutionary War  Military History  Militia  
People Morton, John (1724-1777)  Waugh, James (fl. 1776)  Matlack, Timothy (1736-1829)  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme The American Revolution; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information At this time, Morton was the Speaker of the Pennsylvania Assembly. He was a delegate to the first and second Continental Congresses and a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859