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John Hancock letter to Governor Greene

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John Hancock letter to Governor Greene

Description

Letter from John Hancock to Rhode Island Governor William Greene on August 19th 1782.

See also:
Office of the Governor Correspondence

Publisher

Rhode Island State Archives

Date

1782 August 19

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Language

eng

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Text

Roxbury August 19th 1782

Sir

I had the Honor to Receive your Excellency’s favr. Requesting me to Transmit to you the Act of our Assembly laying a Duty of Impost agreeable to the Requisitions of Congress. It will at all times give me particular pleasure to Gratify your Excellency in every instance in my power, in the present I am to inform you that the Act you Refer to is not yet passed into a Law, the Terms of the Act were so opposite to my Sentiments, & in my Opinion tended to infringe the Liberties of the good people here that I could not constitutionally approve of it, that it yet Remains to be ascertained whether it is a law or not
I am in great haste, with every
Sentiment of esteem
Your Excellency’s
Most Obed. Humb. Servt.

John Hancock


His Excellency Governor Greene

Original Format

paper

Citation

Hancock, John, 1737-1793, "John Hancock letter to Governor Greene," in Virtual Exhibits, Item #297, http://www.sos.ri.gov/virtualarchives/items/show/297 (accessed September 2, 2014).