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    John Hancock Autograph Note. One page, 7.25" x 4.25", Boston, May 10, 1782. Written to the Massachusetts House of Representatives, (Hancock's retained copy) with docketed leaf. In this note Hancock continues to fight the tax import bill. In full it reads: "I am exceedingly fond that an Import Bill should pass, & would most cheerfully give my Sanction to one that shall appear to be fram'd upon the principle of the Constitution. The present Bill I conceive to be an Additional paragraph to the Confederation, the propriety of which I doubt without the Consent of the people at large." The provenance is from the Hancock-Chase Collection, formerly house at the National Museum of American History. Fine condition; creasing; some separations at fold; overall toning; overall brittleness.

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