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Massachusetts: Continental Congress


Delegates to Continental Congress from Massachusetts, 1774-88 (May be incomplete!)
John Adams 1774-78 Samuel Adams 1774-81 Thomas Cushing 1774-76 Robert Treat Paine 1774-78 John Hancock 1775-78 Elbridge Gerry 1776-80 Francis Dana 1777-78 James Lovell 1777-82 Samuel Holten 1778-80 Caleb Strong 1780 Artemas Ward 1780-81 George Partridge 1780 Theodore Sedgwick 1780 Levi Lincoln 1781 Samuel Osgood 1781-84 Elbridge Gerry 1782-85 Nathaniel Gorham 1782-83 Jonathan Jackson 1782 John Lowell 1782 James Sullivan 1782-83 Stephen Higginson 1783 Samuel Holten 1783-85 Francis Dana 1784 Rufus King 1784-87 Nathan Dane 1785-88 Nathaniel Gorham 1785-87 Samuel Holten 1787 Samuel Allyne Otis 1787-88 George Thatcher 1787

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