Lot 239: Partly-printed DS filled out in Hancock's hand but unsigned, one page, 9 x 4.5, April 28, 1762. A bill of landing filled out by Hancock, incorporating his last name in "Thomas Hancock," countersigned at the conclusion by Hugh McLean as master of the ship Nancy. In part: "Shipped by the Grace of God, in good Order and well Condition'd, by Thos Hancock by order of Lieut. Governor Belcher in and upon the good Ship called the Nancy whereof is Master, under God, for this present Voyage, Hugh McLean and now riding at Anchor in the Harbour of Boston and by God's Grace bound for Onslow on Truro to say, Five Hogsheads & Twelve Bags of Seed Barley Containg One Hundred & Twenty Eight Bushells 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 Onslow on Truro (the Danger of the Seas only excepted) unto The Government's Agent there or to his Assigns." In fine condition. Upon his graduation from Harvard in 1754, John Hancock entered his uncle Thomas's business as a clerk. One of Boston merchant Thomas Hancock's customers was the British government in Nova Scotia to whom he furnished vessels, food, and other supplies.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs And Artifacts Auction 469
Wednesday, 10th February 2016
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