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  • The Liberty affair

    The Liberty affair

    Was John Hancock a smuggler? A common joke of the time was “Sam Adams writes the letters and John Hancock pays the postage”. Great part of Hancock’s fortune came from smuggling but also a great part of it went to […]

     
  • Biography

    Biography

    The life of John Hancock John Hancock was born on January 23, 1737 in Braintree, Massachusetts, present day the City of Quincy. His father was Reverend John Hancock and his mother Mary Hawke Thaxter. His paternal grandfather was also a […]

     
  • About John Hancock

    About John Hancock

    John Hancock was one of the wealthiest men in the colonies before joining the revolutionary cause. Hancock is best known as an American Revolutionary leader and the first signer of the U.S. Declaration of Independence. He was an ardent revolutionary, […]

     
 
 
 
 
  • The Liberty affair

    The Liberty affair

    Was John Hancock a smuggler? A common joke of the time was “Sam Adams writes the letters and John Hancock pays the postage”. Great part of...

     
 
 
 
 

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