JOHN HANCOCK AND HIS WIFE, DOROTHY, ~~ SELL 32 ACRES OF LAND IN MASSACHUSETTS — AN EXTREMELY RARE COMBINATION OF SIGNATURES
HANCOCK, JOHN. (1737-1793). American patriot and statesman, who was the first to sign the Declaration of Independence. Manuscript Document Signed, “John Hancock”, with his wife’s signature underneath his, “Dorothy Hancock”. Two full pages, legal folio. Boston, November 29, 1790.
JAMES MONROE WRITES A DEMAND ORDER ~~ DRAWN ON THE BANK OF THE METROPOLIS, IN THE AMOUNT OF $200
MONROE, JAMES. (1758-1831). Fifth President of the United States. Autograph Document Signed, ”Jas Monroe”, as Secretary of State under James Madison. One page oblong narrow octavo [7 x 2½ inches] [Washington], April 18, 1814. Small missing piece at bottom border, unobtrusive cancellations to the signature, as commonly done in the time period.
NATHANIEL GORHAM, RUFUS KING, NATHAN DANE – AND THE CONGRESSMEN OF: “THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS ASSEMBLED” — PROBE THE OVERLAPPING JURISDICTIONS OF STATE AND FEDERAL LEGAL SYSTEMS IN THE ‘NEW’ UNITED STATES
GORHAM, NATHANIEL. (1738-1796). Signer of the US Constitution. Uncommon Manuscript Letter Signed, “Nath. Gorham,” and countersigned by RUFUS KING and NATHAN DANE. One page, folio. New York, October 10, 1787.
KING GEORGE III — INTERVENES IN THE POLITICAL SQUABBLE FOR POWER BETWEEN PRIME MINISTER ROCKINGHAM, AND LORD SHELBURNE, WHO WAS TO BECOME PRIME MINISTER JUST 3 MONTHS LATER AFTER ROCKINGHAM’S DEATH, AND WHOSE APPOINMENT TO THE OFFICE OF PRIME MINISTER WAS MADE WITH THE CONDITION OF ENSURING PEACE — WITH THE AMERICAN COLONIES
GEORGE III. (1738-1820). King of England, (1760-1820). Scarce, Autograph Letter Signed, “George R”, as King. One full page, quarto. Windsor, April 5, 1782. Very fine condition. To “My Lord”. A remarkably important royal statement of command, written in the form of a letter.
ALEXANDER HAMILTON WRITES TO CLEAR UP SOME ISSUES CONCERNING THE IMPLICATION OF RULES SURROUNDING THE TONNAGE ACT, AND ITS PROVISIONS
HAMILTON, ALEXANDER. (1755-1804). First Secretary of the U.S. Treasury; political philosopher and economist; author of ‘The Federalist Papers’; Aide to George Washington in Revolutionary War. Good Manuscript Letter Signed, “Alexander Hamilton.” 1 ½ pages, quarto. “Treasury Department” [New York City], June 10, 1791.
JOHN HANCOCK — A SCARCE EARLY FINANCIAL SIGHT-DRAFT — BOLDLY SIGNED BY HIM
HANCOCK, JOHN. (1737-1793). American patriot and statesman, who was the first to sign the Declaration of Independence. Autograph Endorsement Signed, “John Hancock”, on the verso of a sight-draft drawn for payment to John Hancock. One page, oblong octavo. Halifax, Nova Scotia, November 21, 1766.
PRESIDENT JOHN ADAMS IN THE WAKE OF THE “X,Y,Z AFFAIR” ADDRESSES THE CITIZENS OF HAMILTON, MASSACHUSETTS: “DURING MY ADMINISTRATION; THE ZEAL TO CONVINCE THE WORLD, THAT WE ARE NOT A DIVIDED PEOPLE; THEIR OFFER OF THEIR PROPERTY AND LIVES, TO SUPPORT THE HARD-EARNED LIBERTY OF THEIR COUNTRY; AND THEIR CONFIDENCE UNDER HEAVEN, THAT WE SHALL BE ABLE TO WITHSTAND THE MOST POWERFUL EFFORTS, AND MACHINATIONS OF FOREIGN OR DOMESTIC ENEMIES”
ADAMS, JOHN. (1735-1826). Second President of the United States, Signer of Declaration of Independence. Exceedingly choice Manuscript Letter boldly Signed, “John Adams”, as President, just days after making the details of the ‘X,Y,Z Affair’ known to Congress. One full page, small quarto. Philadelphia, May 19, 1798. To: ‘The Inhabitants of: The Town of Hamilton in the State of Massachusetts”.