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Pays a Justice of the state Supreme Judicial Court
Hancock, John

John Hancock– Signer, President of the Continental Congress, Governor. Hancock signs a pay warrant on January 26, 1791 for the salary of Nathan Cushing as a Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. Hancock appointed Cushing to the Court in 1790, along with fellow Signer Robert Treat Paine. Cushing would serve for a decade. Hancock’s signature is dark and fresh although just starting to show the signs of age with some shakiness in a few strokes. The 4to sheet is in generally fine condition with folds, marginal chips or roughness on one edge and a minor hole in a margin. It is unusual to find pay warrants to a high ranking official or with association like this one.