Hancock, John, 1737-1793

Hancock, John, 1737-1793



  • Existence: 1737 - 1793


John Hancock was an American merchant, statesman, and prominent Patriot of the American Revolution. He served as president of the Second Continental Congress and was the first and third Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

George Hayley letter

Mss 775120.2
Identifier: Mss 775120.2
Date(s): 1775-01-20
Scope and Contents

Business letter from George Hayley to John Hancock regarding an account against him of 628.7.1 pounds.

John Hancock fragment

Mss 784203
Identifier: Mss 784203
Date(s): 1784-03-03

In English.

John Hancock signature

Mss 767290
Identifier: Mss 767290
Date(s): 1767-04
Scope and Contents

Signature of John Hancock on a Faeuil Hall lottery ticket.


Mss 775559.1
Identifier: Mss 775559.1
Date(s): 1775-10-09
Scope and Contents

"Resolution of Congress, addressed to the the Convention of New Jersey, in relation to forming two battalions with the form of enlistment, written and signed by Charles Thom(p)son and John Hancock. Endorsed: Minutes of the Continental Congress respecting the Jersey Battalion."

U.S. Continental Congress Resolution

Mss 776376.1
Identifier: Mss 776376.1
Date(s): 1776-06-26
Scope and Contents

United States Continental Congress resolution commending Antoine Felix Wiebert to General Washington for employment as an engineer. Signed by John Hancock as President of Congress.