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Hancock, John (1737-1793) Signed Document, Boston, 23 November 1787.

Auction:
2891T
Lot:
1041
Sold for:
$3,321$2,700

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2891T
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 18, 2016 12:00PM

Description:

Hancock, John (1737-1793) Signed Document, Boston, 23 November 1787. Single leaf, partially printed document, fulfilled by hand, docketed on the verso, sealed, signed by Hancock, countersigned by John Avery, ordering the payment of nine pounds twelve shillings to the Honorable James Warren (1726-1808) above his pay as a member of the State House of Representatives "for 32 days attendance as Speaker to the House of Representatives," mounted and framed with a portrait of Hancock, 9 x 7 1/4 in.
James Warren was the President of the Massachusetts Provincial Congress, a Paymaster General of the Continental Army during the Revolution, and a member of the Sons of Liberty.
Estimate $2,000-2,500


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John Avery, Countersign, Hancock, James Warren, Otis family

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