John Hancock Partly Printed DS One Page

03 Jan

Partly-printed DS one page, 7 x 8.75, September 17, 1760. Document ordering Treasurer Alexander Hodgdon to pay “unto Honble David Cobb Esqr Speaker of the House of Representatives the Sum of Twenty Shillings in full 4 days attendance as Speaker, 3 days this & one last Session, over & above his pay as a Member—agreeable to resolve of this day for which this shall be your sufficient Warrant.” Signed at the conclusion by Hancock and countersigned by John Avery and Hodgdon. In very good condition, with a small separation to central vertical fold, uniform toning, and some light show-through from docketing on reverse. Cobb was aide-de-camp to George Washington during the Revolutionary War. He was appointed Major General of Militia in 1786 and rendered conspicuous service during Shays’ Rebellion. He later served as Speaker of the House of Representatives of Massachusetts and as a member of the US House of Representatives. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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