Raynors HCA 2017-12
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Autograph Letter Signed “Thomas Gandor” 1pp. quarto, Boston, Massachusetts, December 23, 1761, and reads in part: “...Recd of Capt David Pryce by the hand of the Hon’ble Thomas Hancock Esqr a set of Certificates signed by Sir Jeffrey Amherst Dated the 20th Sept. 1761 to the Hon’ble the Principal Officers & Commissioners of his Majesty’s Navy for the Hire of the Schooner Recovery...” Fine condition. Thomas Hancock (1703-1764) was a merchant in colonial Boston. Born to Reverend John Hancock and Elizabeth (Clark), 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 forbidden. 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, future Founding Father John Hancock, whom he had raised since John was thirteen.
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Thomas Hancock, John Hancock’s Uncle and Benefactor

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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $423.50
Estimate: $200 - $300
Auction closed on Thursday, December 7, 2017.

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