John Hancock 1780 Naval Document Signed as Governor of Massachusetts

John Hancock document signed, dated 16 December 1780 during his first months as Governor of Massachusetts. Partially printed document confirms the origin and ownership of the schooner, Industry, and affirms that ''no subject of the king of Great-Britain, directly or indirectly has any share, part, or interest therein''. The Governor boldly signs his distinctive, ''John Hancock'' in the left margin, below the Massachusetts state seal. William Davis, ship's master, signs the bottom of the 8.25'' x 13'' document. Beautifully framed with a portrait of Hancock to a size of 30'' x 24''. Some toning and foxing, but overall in very good condition with a bold signature by Hancock, accentuated with his paraph.

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John Hancock 1780 Naval Document Signed as Governor of MassachusettsJohn Hancock 1780 Naval Document Signed as Governor of MassachusettsJohn Hancock 1780 Naval Document Signed as Governor of MassachusettsJohn Hancock 1780 Naval Document Signed as Governor of Massachusetts
John Hancock 1780 Naval Document Signed as Governor of Massachusetts
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