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Hancock, John (1737-1793) Signed Military Commission, 3 December 1787.

Auction:
2819T
Lot:
32
Sold for:
$3,567$2,900

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2819T
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 27, 2015 12:00PM

Description:

Hancock, John (1737-1793) Signed Military Commission, 3 December 1787.
Typographically printed document on paper, fulfilled by hand, sealed and signed by Hancock as Governor of Massachusetts, countersigned by John Avery; appointing Dennison Wallis First Lieutenant of an artillery company in Danvers, Massachusetts. Old folds, somewhat fragmentary at the margins and convergences; one quarter toned on the verso, 15 x 13 in.
[with] an engraved portrait of Hancock after the Copley painting, and a receipt dated 16 November 1796 signed by other Hancocks.
Estimate $1,200-1,800


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John Avery, Massachusetts, Military Commission, Danvers, First Lieutenant

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