Holidays.net Online Store

Holdays.net Home


April 23rd, 2014
Administrative Professionals Day

April 23rd, 2014
World Book and Copyright Day

April 25th, 2014
World Malaria Day

April 25th, 2014
Arbor Day

April 26th, 2014
World Intellectual Property Day

April 27th, 2014
Yom HaShoah

April 28th, 2014
Confederate Memorial Day

April 28th, 2014
World Day for Safety and Health at Work

April 29th, 2014
Day to Remember Chemical Warfare Victims

May 1st, 2014
Law Day

May 1st, 2014
National Day of Prayer

May 1st, 2014
Loyalty Day

May 3rd, 2014
World Press Freedom Day

May 4th, 2014
Rhode Island Independence Day

May 5th, 2014
Cinco de Mayo

May 6th, 2014
Primary Election Day Indiana

May 6th, 2014
Yom HaAtzmaut

May 8th, 2014
Truman Day

May 8th, 2014
Time to Remember Lost Lives From World War II

May 9th, 2014
'Confederate Memorial Day' observed

May 10th, 2014
Confederate Memorial Day

May 11th, 2014
Mother's Day

May 13th, 2014
Primary Election Day West Virginia

May 14th, 2014
World Migratory Bird Day

May 15th, 2014
International Day of Families

May 15th, 2014
Peace Officers Memorial Day

May 16th, 2014
National Defense Transportation Day

May 17th, 2014
World Information Society Day

May 17th, 2014
Armed Forces Day

May 18th, 2014
Lag B'Omer

May 21st, 2014
World Day for Cultural Diversity

May 22nd, 2014
World Biological Diversity Day

May 22nd, 2014
National Maritime Day

May 25th, 2014
African Liberation Day

 



Search:

1793 John Hancock Signed Military Commission /declaration Of Independence Signer For Sale

1793 John Hancock Signed Military Commission /declaration Of Independence Signer

Very Rare, original 1793 Post Revolutionary Military Commission / Warrant Document Signed by John Hancock - president of the Continental Congress at the time of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the first Signer of that Declaration - as the Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Commission appointing one Benjamin Pope to the rank of Lieutenant in "a Company in the Third Regiment of the First Brigade, Fifth Division of the Militia of the Commonwealth".


This rare, and very attractive John Hancock Signed Document is printed on laid paper and measures approx. 14 1/2" by 12". It is dated May 24th, 1793. The Document is boldly signed and beautifully signed at the upper left hand corner below the affixed paper seal with the artistic and universally familiar signature of Governor John Hancock. The Document is also signed at the bottom by John Avery Junior as Secretary of the Commonwealth. There is a notation on the reverse signed by one Colonel Luther Bicknell attesting to the fact that Pope had sworn the oath of allegiance as proscribed by the State Constitution.


John Hancock (January 23, 1737 [O.S. January 12, 1736] – October 8, 1793) was a merchant, statesman, and prominent Patriot of the American Revolution. He served as president of the Second Continental Congress and was the first and third Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He is remembered for his large and stylish signature on the United States Declaration of Independence, so much so that the term "John Hancock" has become, in the United States, a synonym for signature.
Before the American Revolution, Hancock was one of the wealthiest men in the Thirteen Colonies, having inherited a profitable shipping business from his uncle. Hancock began his political career in Boston as a protégé of Samuel Adams, an influential local politician, though the two men would later become estranged. As tensions between colonists and Great Britain increased in the 1760s, Hancock used his wealth to support the colonial cause. He became very popular in Massachusetts, especially after British officials seized his sloop Liberty in 1768 and charged him with smuggling. Although the charges against Hancock were eventually dropped, he has often been described as a smuggler in historical accounts, but the accuracy of this characterization has been questioned.
Hancock was one of Boston's leaders during the crisis that led to the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War in 1775. He served more than two years in the Continental Congress in Philadelphia, and as president of Congress, was the first to sign the Declaration of Independence. Hancock returned to Massachusetts and was elected governor of the Commonwealth, serving in that role for most of his remaining years. He used his influence to ensure that Massachusetts ratified the United States Constitution in 1788.


This very rare and wonderful, 1793 John Hancock signed Military Commission / Warrant Document is in very good condition. The signature of John Hancock is bold and beautiful as are the other manuscript entries and the signature of John Avery. The sheet is complete and with only the most minor paper loss at the folds (in most cases there is actually no paper loss and simply very small folds and creases at the folds and fold junctions which can be flattened with a professional conservation). The Document has been reinforced along the central, vertical fold using archival document repair tape. The Document is generally clean and crisp with some creases and folds as well as some separations at the folds - all of these minor faults are fully reversible with a professional conservation and restoration. Overall the Document is well preserved and it will display nicely with a quality matting and framing and will display beautifully with a professional conservation.


This exceptionally rare and wonderful, 1793 Military Commission / Warrant Document Signed by John Hancock - the first delegate to sign the Declaration of Independence - is offered here, as always, without reserve and with the confidence that it will attract the serious interest that it justly deserves!!


Please Note: The signature of John Hancock and the Document are unconditionally guaranteed authentic and original and the Signature is unconditionally guaranteed to be in the hand of Governor Hancock. The Document and Signature are backed by our “no questions asked” return policy and lifetime guarantee of authenticity. The Signature and Document are unconditionally guaranteed to be deemed authentic by any third party authentication service and the Document will be accompanied by our own Letter of Authenticity with a statement of our unconditional return policy and guarantee of authenticity.

Overseasshippping is extra and cost will be quoted at buyers request. Massachusetts residents must add 6.25% sales tax.

Please check out other early and interesting items offered by this seller on . Click Here to See Our Items We Have for Sale in the Gallery and Click Here to Add Us To Your Favorite Sellers List.

Click Here to Discover More About this Item and Many Others on Our New Informational / Non-Commercial / Reference Blog - Walnutts.com.

Important Notes about Shipping Charges:

The amount quoted for Shipping & Handling is calculated by and is equal to the EXACT amount charged by the Post Office plus a $1.00 "packing fee" - the $1.00 fee is our only compensation for the virgin packing materials we use on all of our professionally packaged boxes as well as our cost for the salaried help that does most of our packing - as I am sure you can see, we make NO profit on the Shipping charges and, in fact, our costs are usually greater than the $1.00 fee. Please contact us if there are any issues regarding the cost of shipping.



.


1793 John Hancock Signed Military Commission /declaration Of Independence Signer

This item has been shown 647 times.

Buy Now

1793 John Hancock Signed Military Commission /declaration Of Independence Signer:
$2,588




Antique 1700s – 1800s Make Do Folk Art Iron Blade Knife Brass & Lead Handle Vafo picture
Antique 1700s – 1800s Make Do Folk Art Iron Blade Knife Brass & Lead Handle Vafo


Antique C1780 Screw Plug Powderhorn Secret Compartment For Tools Org. Paint Vafo picture
Antique C1780 Screw Plug Powderhorn Secret Compartment For Tools Org. Paint Vafo


1600's Colonial Coin Found Near Saratoga Battlefield Metal Detecting picture
1600's Colonial Coin Found Near Saratoga Battlefield Metal Detecting


1600's Colonial Coin Found Near Saratoga Battlefield Metal Detecting picture
1600's Colonial Coin Found Near Saratoga Battlefield Metal Detecting


1771 British Colonial Coin Found Next To Saratoga Battlefield Rev War Site L@@k picture
1771 British Colonial Coin Found Next To Saratoga Battlefield Rev War Site L@@k


George Washington/ Marquis De Lafayette Relic Display picture
George Washington/ Marquis De Lafayette Relic Display


1738 British Colonial Coin Found Near Saratoga Battlefield Metal Detecting picture
1738 British Colonial Coin Found Near Saratoga Battlefield Metal Detecting


2 War Of 1812 Navy Boarding Pike British Broadarrow & Regimentally Marked Vafo picture
2 War Of 1812 Navy Boarding Pike British Broadarrow & Regimentally Marked Vafo


1737 Colonial Connecticut Deed For Land From Family Of Silas Deane Patriot Vafo picture
1737 Colonial Connecticut Deed For Land From Family Of Silas Deane Patriot Vafo


Antique 1700s New England Leather Sewing Pin Cushion W/ Note Of Provenance Vafo picture
Antique 1700s New England Leather Sewing Pin Cushion W/ Note Of Provenance Vafo