Lot 3: John Hancock, partly-printed document, filled out by Hancock, with his last name incorporated into the text of the document "Hancock". This one page document, approximately 9x4.5 inches, dated "Boston Febr. 7, 1762" in the full hand of Hancock in place of his Uncle Thomas (July 17, 1703 - August 1, 1764) a merchant in colonial Boston. A bill of lading for a ship in Boston Harbor. In part: "Shipped by the Grace of God, in good Order and well Condition'd, by Thomas Hancock (the uncle of John Hancock)... in and upon the good Ship called Cumberland whereof is Mafter, under God, for this prefent Voyage, James Dickey and now riding at Anchor in the "Harbour of Boston" and by God's Grace bound for "Chignecto" to fay, "Five Hogsheads of Beans & Twenty Eight Barrels of Pork." This document is in fine condition, with scattered mild toning. A wonderful opportunity to own the original hand writing, including the incorporated surname of "Hancock", from the man himself.
Oak Auctions' Rare Autograph and Manuscript Auction
Thursday, 19th November 2015
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