Lot 36: 1772 JOHN HANCOCK Partially-Printed Hand Completed Document With His Autograph
Historic Autographs, Civil War Encased Postage Stamps, Colonial, Revolutionary War, Federal Era, Coins, Currency, Medals
December 10, 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
1772 John Hancock Signed & Hand Engrossed Document
JOHN HANCOCK (1737-1793). President of the Second Continental Congress and was the First and Third Governor of Massachusetts, Signer of the Declaration of Independence; Merchant, Statesman and Patriot of the American Revolution.
December 29, 1772-Dated Pre Revolutionary War Colonial Era, Partially-Printed Document, Engrossed and Signed by John Hancock with his Autograph within the printed text portion, 1 page, 9" x 4.5", Choice Very Fine. Being a Merchant Ship's Manifest of: "Two hundred and Seventeen Casks White Sperm Oil & Thirty nine Tons Twenty four & a half gallons." Here, John Hancock has himself completed the manuscript portions and filled in this document, with his name also appearing in the first line and then signed by Joseph Hook at its conclusion. A wonderful, rather inexpensive and fully authentic John Hancock signed document as a Boston merchant.