Make an Offer Today and Get a Quick Response! Take a Look at This Week's Specials! JOHN HANCOCK - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 02/07/1783 - HFSID 286006. JOHN HANCOCK Hancock handwrote, dated and put his John Hancock on this letter to the "Gentlemen of the Senate & Gentlemen of the House of Representatives" in 1783, while he was Governor of Massachusetts. He wrote this letter to inform the recipients that he had received an "Application for Sundry Articles for the use of the Tribe" from the Penobscot, which offered their services to the colonies during the American Revolutionary War.This letter was written less than eight months before the signing of the Treaty of Paris, which ended the war between the colonies and England. Draft autograph letter signed J. Council Chamber, Boston, Massachusetts, Feb. Addressed to the "Gentlemen of the Senate & Gentlemen of the House of Representatives". In full: I have this moment Rec'd a Letter from Colonel Lithgow, by Two Indians of the Penobscot Tribe, these Indians are come to make Application for Sundry Articles for the use of the Tribe. The Letter with the Commissions given one of these Indians by Brigr. Lovell, I have directed the Secretary [to] lay before you.
I have given orders that these Indians should [be] taken Care of this Night & have become Responsible for [the]ir expenses. I [illegible] Recommend these Papers & the Care of [t]hese Indians to your Consideration, & your Determination shall be Communicated to them immediately upon my Receiving it. At the outbreak of the American Revolution in 1775, the Penobscot, under their Chief, Orono, tendered their services to the American cause. The Penobscot Indians were the principal tribe of the Abnaki confederacy of Maine which was then part of Massachusetts.
From 1780 to1785 and 1787 to his death in 1793, Hancock was Governor of Massachusetts. Worn, torn right and left edges resulting in the loss of some text at left. Mid-horizontal fold shows 1-inch separation at left.See more material from these signers. See more listings in our U. Please note that this is an authentically signed item. We do not sell autograph copies or signature reprints. Images shown may contain our company watermark. The actual document does not contain this watermark. This item has been authenticated and is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity issued by our parent company, Gallery of History, Inc. We financially stand behind our COA. Ask us about our PSA/DNA and JSA authentication guarantee. Our Third & Best Handbook - The One You Want On Historical Documents! For the experienced and novice collector and for those who just love learning history this beautiful 253-page hardcover volume is for you! Take a look at over.
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