Commission of Noah Cooke, Jr., as chaplain in the Continental Army, signed by John Hancock, 1776 January 1

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Creator
United States , Continental Congress.
Type
Commissions (permissions).
Language
English
Origin
United States
Description
.14 linear feet (1 document)
Date
1776
Repository
Harvard University Archives
Identifier
colonialnorthamerica.library.harvard.edu/990087040780203941

Content Notes

Commission of Noah Cooke, Jr., as chaplain in the Continental Army, signed by John Hancock, 1 January 1776.

Biographical Notes

Noah Cooke, Jr. (1749-1829) earned his Harvard AB 1769. His early career was as a clergyman, but he later became a lawyer. He was admitted to the bar in Cheshire County, New Hampshire in 1784. He practiced law in New Ipswich and Keene. Cooke held a variety of local offices in Keene. See biographical sketch in Sibley's Harvard Graduates, Vol. XVII.