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#198 - John Hancock

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Hancock dispatches “the good Brig called the Neptune” from Boston Harbor

Partly-printed DS, filled out in Hancock’s hand and signed in the body “John Hancock,” one page, 9 x 4.5, August 26, 1767. A bill of lading for a brig in Boston Harbor. In part: “Shipped by the Grace of God, in good Order and well Condition’d, by John Hancock, and in and upon the good Brig called the Neptune is Master, under God, for this present Voyage, Edward Wendell and now riding at Anchor in the Harbour of Boston and by God’s Grace bound for London to say, Eighty four Cask Pot Ashes & Four hundred & seventy seven Cask of oyle pr. Inv. on account & Risque of the Shipper being mark’d and number’d as in the Margin, and are to be deliver’d in the like good Order, and well Condition’d, at the aforesaid Port of London (the Danger of the Seas only excepted) unto Messrs. Harrison Barnard & Sprag or to their Assigns, he or they paying Freight for the said Goods Forty five shillgs Startg pr Ton.” Handsomely double-matted and framed with an engraved portrait to an overall size of to an overall size of 21.5 x 13.5. A few tears near left edge and light toning and soiling along edges, otherwise fine condition. A fine document from the decade preceding the Revolution. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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