Partially printed form, commission for William Hammond as Captain, Seventh Company, First Regiment of the Militia, under Col. Stephen Dana, signed by Hancock and countersigned by John Avery, Secretary, “in the Fifth Year of the Independence of the United States of America.”. American Signatures, John Hancock.
Partially printed form, commission for William Hammond as Captain, Seventh Company, First Regiment of the Militia, under Col. Stephen Dana, signed by Hancock and countersigned by John Avery, Secretary, “in the Fifth Year of the Independence of the United States of America.”

Partially printed form, commission for William Hammond as Captain, Seventh Company, First Regiment of the Militia, under Col. Stephen Dana, signed by Hancock and countersigned by John Avery, Secretary, “in the Fifth Year of the Independence of the United States of America.”

Boston: July 1, 1781. Broadside, 11.63 x 10.88 inches, signed in full “John Hancock.” Paper seal intact. Neat archival repairs to separations along old folds, with a little loss to a letter or two in the regimental holograph name; a few spots of foxing and some light dust-soiling; in very good condition. Item #19011

Docketed on the verso by Dana, March 10, 1783, attesting to the “faithfull performance of the office to which he is appointed by this Commission,” signed Stephen Dana. A handsome, characteristic signature from the signer of the Declaration, past president of the Continental Congress, and the first elected governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts under its 1780 Constitution.

Price: $4,800.00