Lot 157: John Hancock

RR Auction

2015-11-30 14:50:51

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Lot 157: Unsigned handwritten endorsement by Hancock, "Capt. St Loe Recd 17 March 1760, 2 box Spr Candles, Garden Seeds," on the reverse of a letter to his uncle Thomas Hancock by George St. Loe, one page, 7.25 x 8.75, February 25, 1760. Loe's letter, in part: "I have but Just time to Acquaint you that I have sometime since sent you the Ballce of Yr Acct and at the same time desired you to send me some trifling things, when you send those things I must likewise beg of you to send me two Boxes of Spermacety Candles, and some Garden seeds of all kinds by the very first Opportunity…I am informed the Hay you was so kind as to send me was burnt with the Vessels &c, in Consoe Harbr by Accident no help for it." Intersecting folds, chipping and staining to edges, and mounting remnants to one edge, otherwise fine condition. George St. Loe was a captain in the 40th Regiment of Foot which participated in the second siege of Louisbourg in 1758. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 466 Wednesday, 9th December 2015 Estimate: $1000-1500
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