Lot #145
John Hancock Document Signed

Revolutionary War pay order to a private in the illustrious 6th Massachusetts
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Estimate: $4000+

Description

Revolutionary War pay order to a private in the illustrious 6th Massachusetts

Revolutionary War-dated partly-printed DS, one page, 6.5 x 8.25, January 16, 1781. Governor Hancock issues a pay order for "Francis Greene a private in Colo. Nixon's Regt the sum of Ten hundred fifty six pounds five shillings to make good the Depreciation of his wages to the 31st Decr 1779 inclusive agreeable to the annexed certificate for which this shall be your warrant." Signed at the conclusion by John Hancock, and countersigned by John Avery as secretary. Affixed to the reverse of the order is a handwritten notice, dated January 16, 1781, and states, in part: "This certifies there is due a Francis Greene a private in Capt. Holden's Compy…the Sum of Ten Hundred and fifty six pounds five shillings to make good the depreciation of his wages." In fine condition. Accompanied by an engraved portrait bearing a facsimile signature. The 6th Massachusetts saw action at Lexington, Concord, and Bunker Hill under the command of John and Thomas Nixon. Hancock is always desirable in any form, particularly items dated to the Revolutionary War.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
  • Dates: #618 - Ended October 13, 2021





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