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himself. In 1783, as in each year since 1780, John Hancock easily defeated his opponents,
including James Bowdoin and Gen. Benjamin Lincoln of Hingham. See AA
, 7 May
, below, and William M. Fowler Jr., The Baron of Beacon Hill, A Biography of John Hancock
, Boston, 1980, p. 255.
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