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Original Commission - George Washington

Original Commission-George Washington

Two days following the Battle of Bunker Hill, the Continental Congress appointed George Washington (1732-1799) to lead the Continental Army.

This document - the original commission - named Washington "Commander in Chief of the army of the United Colonies and of all the forces raised or to be raised by them and of all others who shall voluntarily offer their services and join the said army."

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Media Credits

Library of Congress - John Bull and Uncle Sam: Four Centuries of British-American Relations - image vc48.

 

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