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Hancock, John, 1737-1793 to Daniel Perkins

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04908 Author/Creator: Hancock, John, 1737-1793 Place Written: London, England Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 29 October 1760 Pagination: 2 p. + addr. 22 x 17.8 cm Order a Copy

Hancock writes to Reverend Perkins, his step-father. Hancock has not yet received communication from Perkins, and writes to let his family know that he is well. Hancock discusses the death of King George II and the impending coronation of George III.

Hancock, John, 1737-1797

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