Thirteenth President of the Continental Congress

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September 28, 2011
Liberty For All
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"When he had resigned as governor in 1785, [John] Hancock was again elected as a delegate to the Continental Congress, known as the Confederation Congress after the ratification of the Articles of Confederation in 1781. Congress had declined in importance after the Revolutionary War, and was frequently ignored by the states. Congress elected Hancock to serve as its president, but he never attended because of his poor health and because he was not interested. He sent Congress a letter of resignation in 1786." (09/28/11)  

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