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Lot 210: 1780 John Hancock Revolutionary War Broadsheet Supplies for the Continental Army
Historic Autographs, Civil War Encased Postage Stamps, Colonial, Revolutionary War, Federal Era, Coins, Currency, Medals
December 10, 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
Excellent 1780 John Hancock Revolutionary War Printed Broadsheet Supplies for the use of the Continental Army
December 4, 1780-Dated Printed Broadsheet, Signed by "John Hancock" in type on page three, 3 pages, measuring 9" x 14", Choice Very Fine.
Excellent historic Revolutionary War Broadsheet from Boston, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in the House of Representatives, Signed in Type by John Hancock, as first Governor of Massachusetts. Several expected folds, having its full original wide margins, boldly printed in deep black on period laid paper. Being an official Resolution requiring inhabitants to, "furnish a Number of Cattle or Money sufficient to purchase the same, that the Quantity of Beef, including Hides and Tallow, may amount to Four Million Six Hundred and Twenty six Thousand One Hundred and Seventy-eight Pounds" for the use of the Continental Army. A wonderful schedule of the specific weights to be provided by each town is printed on pages two and three. This Resolution also details how the payments are to be made, and the penalties for not furnishing the required goods in a timely fashion. Signed in Type on page three by John Hancock as first Governor of Massachusetts in large bold text. A great, historic original Revolutionary War Broadsheet.