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    [John Hancock] Revolutionary War Broadside: Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In the house of Representatives, Dec. 4th, 1780. 3 pages, 9" x 14", [Boston]. A resolution requiring inhabitants to "furnish a Number of Cattle or Money sufficient to purchase the same, that the Quantity of Beef, including Hides and Tallow, may amount to Four Million Six Hundred and Twenty six Thousand One Hundred and Seventy-eigth Pounds" for the use of the Continental Army. A schedule of the specific weights to be provided by each town is printed on page two and three. The resolution also details how the payments are to be made, and the penalties for not furnishing the required goods in a timely fashion. Signed in type of page three by John Hancock as first governor of Massachusetts. A few separations at fold, untrimmed with wide margins.

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