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    John Hancock and Nathaniel Gorham Signed Document, 1782 A fine Revolutionary War date partly-printed document signed, "John Hancock," one page, 6.25" x 8", Boston, November 14, 1782. An order by then Governor of Massachusetts Hancock to pay Constitution signer Nathaniel Gorham "...speaker to the Honble. House of Representatives the Sum of Thirteen Pounds & eight pence in full for Forty Six days Attendance as Speaker over & above his pay as a member of said House..." Signed on the verso by Gorham who writes, "Nov. 16, 1782 Recd. of Mr. Ivers in full Nath Gorham." With a dark and bold signature by Hancock. Neatly laid into a larger sheet, extremely light creases, otherwise in excellent condition. A remarkable piece of history... paying a member of the Constitutional Convention and future president of the Continental Congress for his tenure as Speaker of the House of Massachusetts. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2005
    13th Wednesday
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