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A short view of the families of the present English nobility their marriages, issue, and immediate ancestors; ... With an index. ... de N. Salmon

The constitutions of the several independent states of America, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation between the said states, the treaties between His Most Christian Majesty and the United States of America : published by order of Congress

The whole works of the Reverend Mr. John Flavel ... To which are added, alphabetical tables of the texts of Scripture explained; and indexes de John Flavel

An essay on crimes and punishments de Cesare Beccaria

The great law of consideration, or, a discourse, wherein the nature, usefulness, and absolute necessity of consideration, in order to a truly serious and religious life, is laid open de Anthony Horneck

Westmonasterium. Or the history and antiquities of the abbey church of St. Peters Westminster, containing an account of its ancient and modern building ... with ye copies of ancient Saxon charters &c. and other writings relating to it. Together with a particular history of the lives of the abbats, collected from ancient mss. of that convent, and historians; & the lives of the deans to this time. An also, a survey of the church and cloysters, taken in the year 1723; ... de John Dart

The principles of civil union and happiness considered and recommended. A sermon, preached before His Excellency Samuel Huntington, esq., L.L.D., governor and commander in chief, and the honorable the General assembly of the state of Connecticut. Convened at Hartford, on the day of the anniversary election, May 10th, 1787 de Elizur Goodrich

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EtiquetesLiterature (24), Politics and Government (18), Religion (18), History (13), Essays (12), Great Britain (10), United States (8), Collected Works (7), Classics (7), Sermons (7) — mostra totes les etiquetes

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Quant a miJohn Hancock (23 January 1737 - 8 October 1793), Massachusetts merchant and statesman. Born in Braintree, MA, Hancock was raised by his wealthy uncle Thomas in Boston. He graduated Harvard in 1754 and took a role in his uncle's mercantile business.

In 1765 Hancock was elected a Boston selectman, and became a leader in the colonial opposition to British trade and tax policies in the late 1760s. He was made the first president of the Massachusetts Provincial Council, and in December 1774 named as a delegate to the Second Continental Congress, of which he was elected the presiding officer in May 1775. He served in Congress, with several short exceptions, through July 1778. His signature on the Declaration of Independence may be the most famous autograph in history.

Under the 1780 Massachusetts constitution Hancock was elected the first governor for several consecutive terms until January 1785, and again from 1787 to the end of his life. Although very ill, he played a key role at the Massachusetts convention to ratify the Constitution in January 1788.

Hancock married Dorothy Quincy in 1775; they had two children, but neither survived to adulthood.

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Hancock's library is mostly preserved in the inventory of his estate. Other titles have been added from current institutional holdings.

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Do you know of additional books which should be included here? Please contact Libraries of Early America coordinator Jeremy Dibbell.

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Nom realJohn Hancock

UbicacióBoston, MA

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