Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Colonial Massachusetts: Reverend Grindall Rawson Autograph Letters (Two) to Thomas Hubbard, speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, asking for church funding, 1752 Both letters are four integral pages written on pages one through three and addressed and endorsed on page four, January 10 and 28, 1752, Ware River [Massachusetts]. Both are professionally inlayed on a larger sheet. Evenly toned, else, fine. Very interesting.

    More Information:

    The Reverend Rawson describes the poverty in the Parish of Ware River and beseeches Speaker Hubbard to have the House of Representatives fund his pastorate. In fact, authorities in Ware River, in reaction to Rawson's strict interpretation of the Bible and his authoritarian demeanor as pastor, denied him his pay and settlement. Rawson's unhappy service at Ware River ended shortly after these letters were written and the church records from his tenure destroyed.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    February, 2010
    11th-12th Thursday-Friday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 7
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 490

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 December 9 Civil War, Militaria, Arms & Armor - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    You reach a customer base that is in many ways completely unknown to the major auction houses, and your marketing to this base is as professional as one could hope for. As I continue to wind down my holdings.
    Michael Z.,
    Hawthorne, NY
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 May 11 Space Exploration Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 May 11 Space Exploration Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $1,136,520