Partly-printed DS, one page, 8 x 12.75, December 23, 1780. Document regarding ownership of a sea vessel. In part; “William Smith of Boston…maketh oath that the Brig Expedition whereof Henry Atkins is at present Master being a square-sterned Vessel…was built at Bermuda in the year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy and that the said William Smith, Isaac Smith Esq & John Codman are at present Owners thereof; and that no subject of the King of Great Britain, directly or indirectly hath any Share, part, of Interest therein.” In good condition, with partial separations along central horizontal and vertical folds, repaired separation to reverse of vertical fold, moderate to heavy overall toning, and scattered paper loss to edges. Hancock’s signature remains quite bold and visually appealing. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
John Hancock document regarding ownership of a sea vessel