Massachusetts statesman, patriot, and first Signer of the Declaration of Independence (1737–1793).
Address panel sent from John Hancock to his wife, Dorothy, while he was in Rhode Island preparing for the Battle of Rhode Island. The panel, approximately 8×4.75, is boldly signed “John Hancock” at the bottom left and is addressed in his hand “To / Mrs. Hancock / Near the Common / Boston”.
Very small piece of red wax seal still present at top. Page browned and with folds with archival reinforcement on back.
Amazing opportunity to obtain two beautiful “Hancock” signatures on one piece, with great association.