Description[John Hancock] Medical Bill for John Hancock Written During Revolutionary War. One page, 9" x 4", Philadelphia, July 27, 1778 for "two bottles of Moradants anti scorbutic drops and send forward to Thaddeus Burr Esq. of Connecticut at the desire of Mr. Hancock. . . £3." An antiscorbutic was used to treat scurvy. Added at the bottom of the page on March 22, 1779: "Please to allow the above acct. to Mr. Elias E. Warner & you'll oblige your humble servant." According to verso, this "Copy of Mr. Hancock's acct. & order. . .settled and paid."
Hancock, a merchant and shipbuilder, rose to become one of the wealthiest men in America. Earlier in July 1778, he had commanded 6,000 men in an attack against the British at Newport, Rhode Island. Bottom edge has been roughly cut; lightly age-toned, but boldly penned. Fine condition.
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