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#118 - John Hancock

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Attractively signed Revolutionary War–dated appointment
Description                           Estimate: $4,000+          

Revolutionary War–dated partly-printed DS, one page, 11.75 x 12.25, July 1, 1781. As governor of Massachusetts, Hancock appoints Leonard Stone as “first Lieutenant of the Third Company commanded by Capt. Silas Cutter in the Seventh Regiment of Militia in the County of Worcester whereof John Boynton Esq. is Colonel.” Nicely signed at the conclusion in bold ink by Governor Hancock and countersigned by John Avery as secretary. The white paper seal affixed to the upper left remains intact. Double-matted and framed with an image of Hancock to an overall size of 28.25 x 22.5. In very good condition, with splitting along intersecting folds and small areas of paper loss evidently repaired on the reverse. Hancock had assumed the governorship less than a year prior after being elected with over ninety percent of the vote, and had recently signed the Articles of Confederation as one of Massachusetts Bay’s delegates to the Continental Congress. An exceptional display piece. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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