1 page, large folio (17¼ x 12½ in.), large square papered seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts at top left, accomplished in manuscript in a clerk's neat hand, very slight splitting along two folds (without loss), otherwise in very fine, fresh condition, double-matted with a portrait in a large giltwood frame (28 x 31 in.). A JUDICIAL APPOINTMENT, WITH A VERY LARGE SIGNATURE The Governor "with the advice and consent of the Council" appoints James Perry of Easton as Justice of the Peace for the County of Bristol for a term of seven years, charging him "to chastise and punish all Persons offending" against the "Laws and Ordinances made for the Good of the Peace." A particularly attractive example. " /> HANCOCK, John</I> Partly printed document signed ("John Hancock," with flourish) as Governor of Massachusetts, countersigned by John Avery, accomplished in Boston, 21 January 1783. <I>1 page, large folio (17¼ x 12½ in.), large square papered seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts at top left, accomplished in manuscript in a clerk's neat hand, very slight splitting along two folds (without loss),</I> otherwise in very fine, fresh condition, double-matted with a portrait in a large giltwood frame (28 x 31 in.).</I> A JUDICIAL APPOINTMENT, WITH A VERY LARGE SIGNATURE The Governor "with the advice and consent of the Council" appoints James Perry of Easton as Justice of the Peace for the County of Bristol for a term of seven years, charging him "to chastise and punish all Persons offending" against the "Laws and Ordinances made for the Good of the Peace." A particularly attractive example. | Christie's