Thomas John Hancock 1764 American Revolutionary War Boston Smuggler Merchant


Thomas John Hancock 1764 American Revolutionary War Boston Smuggler Merchant

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Thomas John Hancock 1764 American Revolutionary War Boston Smuggler Merchant:
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RARE HISTORY!
THIS IS TRULY A GEM...BEING A
RECEIPT WRITTEN BY THE UNCLE OF PATRIOT AND FOUNDING FATHER JOHN HANCOCK, THOMAS HANCOCK,
DATED JANUARY 6, 1764;
BEING A RECEIPT OF JOSEPH SAYER'S PAYMENT
TO THOMAS HANCOCK AND CO!

Docketted on the reverse as well, with Hancocks name written once in front, once on the back.


A small receipt sheet, watermarked, split into two at folds, as found, with light chips and light stains. Thomas was nearing detah at the time of this note and would go on to pass the business to his nephew John. Hancock was undoubtedly smuggling at this time, just as his nephew would continue to do. There is a good chance that this note pertains to some of this activity. Reverse docket is undoubtedly a different hand, most likely Sayers' with the front undoubtedly Thomas's handwriting. Roughly 6.25" x 3.5".

PROVENANCE

This was found in a lot of miscellaneous box of papers, originally attributed to Tuttle Rare Books. Tuttle was the oldest existing book business in Americaand was foundedin the 1820's.

GENEALOGY
Thomas Hancock (merchant)
A 1730 portrait of Thomas Hancock by John Smibert Thomas Hancock Hancock Manor, Thomas Hancock's home on Beacon Hill in Boston

Thomas Hancock (July 17, 1703– August 1, 1764) was a merchant in colonial Boston. He got his start in the book trade, and expanded into importing and exporting throughout the British Empire. He was also a smuggler, evading the British Navigation Acts by trading with Holland, which was forofferden. Thanks to lucrative contracts with the British government during King George's War and the Seven Years' War, Hancock became one of Boston's wealthiest men. When his health failed, he passed his business and fortune to his nephew John Hancock.


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