1776 APPOINTMENT TO SERVE IN HAZEN'S 2ND CANADIAN ("CONGRESS'S OWN") REGIMENT (AMERICAN REVOLUTION--SIGNER.) HANCOCK, JOHN. Partly-printed Document Signed, as President of the Continental Congress, military commission appointing Murdock McPherson "Ensign in a Regiment whereof Moses Hazen Esquire is Colonel." Countersigned by Secretary of Congress Charles Thomson. 9 3/4x12 inches; backed, complete separations at all folds with some loss to text and to "Joh" of Hancock signature, moderate loss at fold intersections, moderate dampstaining overall with marked discoloration at fold intersections. sold as is. Philadelphia, 25 February 1776
Mcpherson entered the Second Canadian Regiment as Ensign on February 25, 1776, made Lieutenant on April 8, 1777, and served in the Invalid Regiment, 1782-83; he was brevetted Captain on September 30, 1783.
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