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JOHN HANCOCK
Born: January 23, 1737 in Braintree (now Quincy), Province of Massachusetts Bay Colony
Died: October 8, 1793 in Boston, Massachusetts
Biography
John HANCOCK (1737-1793), Member of the Continental Congress (1775-1778), served as President of the Congress from 1775-1777 and was the first Signer of the Declaration of Independence. From 1780-1785 and 1787 to his death in 1793, Hancock was Governor of Massachusetts.
  • JOHN HANCOCK - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 02/07/1783  - HFSID 286006
    JOHN HANCOCK - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 02/07/1783 - HFSID 286006
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    Hancock handwrote, dated and put his John Hancock on this letter to the "Gentlemen of the Senate & Gentlemen of the House of Representatives" in 1783, while he was Governor of Massachusetts. He wrote this letter to inform the recipients that he had received an "Application for Sundry Articles for the use of the Tribe" from the Penobscot, which offered their services to the colonies during the American Revolutionary War. This letter was written less than eight months before the signing of the Treaty of Paris, which ended the war between the colonies and England.

    Sale Price $8,437.50

    $11,250.00

  • JOHN HANCOCK - AUTOGRAPH LETTER UNSIGNED 03/27/1783  - HFSID 286082
    JOHN HANCOCK - AUTOGRAPH LETTER UNSIGNED 03/27/1783 - HFSID 286082
    His handwritten March 1783 letter as Governor of Massachusetts, instructing a garrison commander to forbid a ship full of Tories to disembark, requiring them to sail instead for New York (still in British hands)

    Sale Price $4,037.50

    $4,750.00

  • JOHN HANCOCK - AUTOGRAPH LETTER UNSIGNED 10/31/1783  - HFSID 273139
    JOHN HANCOCK - AUTOGRAPH LETTER UNSIGNED 10/31/1783 - HFSID 273139
    THE GOVERNOR OF MASSACHUSETTS URGES THE PRESIDENT OF NEW HAMPSHIRE TO TAKE THE SAME STEPS AS MASSACHUSETTS HAD TAKEN IN ORDER TO PRESERVE THE FISHING INDUSTRY ON THE MERRIMACK RIVER   JOHN HANCOCK. Autograph Letter, unsigned, 1p, 6¾x9. Boston, 1783 October 31.

    Sale Price $3,187.50

    $3,750.00

  • JOHN HANCOCK - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 06/07/1772  - HFSID 285949
    JOHN HANCOCK - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 06/07/1772 - HFSID 285949
    JOHN HANCOCK Notes relating to payment. ANS: "Jo Hancock" at lower left of ADS: "Wm Winthrop", 1p, 7¼x3¾. Boston, 1772 June 7. Winthrop pens, in full: "Reced of Mr Joseph Ashley. Six pounds.

    Sale Price $5,312.50

    $6,250.00

  • JOHN HANCOCK - CIVIL APPOINTMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 02/20/1781 CO-SIGNED BY: JOHN AVE - HFSID 285998
    JOHN HANCOCK - CIVIL APPOINTMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 02/20/1781 CO-SIGNED BY: JOHN AVERY - HFSID 285998
    JOHN HANCOCK and JOHN AVERY, JR. As Massachusetts Governor and Secretary of State, both sign a manuscript document appointing Superior Court Justice David Sewall to the Commonwealth's Supreme Court (1781). Ornate Manuscript DS: "John Hancock" as Governor of Massachusetts, 1 page, 21¾x13. On vellum.

    Sale Price $9,562.50

    $11,250.00

  • JOHN HANCOCK - DOCUMENT UNSIGNED 10/02/1762  - HFSID 281338
    JOHN HANCOCK - DOCUMENT UNSIGNED 10/02/1762 - HFSID 281338
    John Hancock, first signer of the Declaration of Independence, filled out this unsigned bill of lading for his uncle Thomas Hancock's import/export business in 1762, three years before he inherited the business. A rare document from the early life of one of the Founding Fathers!

    Sale Price $1,530.00

    $1,800.00

  • JOHN HANCOCK - MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT SIGNED 11/20/1783  - HFSID 285961
    JOHN HANCOCK - MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT SIGNED 11/20/1783 - HFSID 285961
    JOHN HANCOCK As Governor of Massachusetts (1783), he signs authorization to reimburse citizens who assisted a Dutch man of war at Cape Cod. Manuscript DS: "His Excellency John Hancock Esqr to Thos Knox" in text, 1 page, 6½x6. Boston, 1783 November 20.

    Sale Price $2,762.50

    $3,250.00

  • JOHN HANCOCK - THIRD PERSON AUTOGRAPH LETTER 03/26/1793  - HFSID 283178
    JOHN HANCOCK - THIRD PERSON AUTOGRAPH LETTER 03/26/1793 - HFSID 283178
    JOHN HANCOCK John Hancock wrote this third person letter as Governor of Massachusetts in 1793, the year of his death, to invite the Lieutenant Governor and the Governor's Council to his home. Third person autograph letter. 1 page, 7x5¾. Docketed on verso. March 26, 1793.

    Sale Price $2,337.50

    $2,750.00

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