John Hancock unsigned letter to Robert Morris, Boston May 7th, 1783
, as Governor of Massachusetts, concerning Colonel Richard Gridley's pension, arguing that by leaving the British Army and joining the American cause, supervising the erection of the fortifications of Bunker Hill, he had sacrificed his half-pay pension and should be reimbursed. Hancock was an American merchant, statesman, and prominent Patriot of the American Revolution, served as president of the Second Continental Congress and was the first and third Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 8 3/4" x 7 3/4". Provenance: The Ephemera Collection of Joseph Rubinfine, Merritt Island, Florida.
Some repair to fold separations on verso.