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[JOHN HANCOCK].JOHNATHAN TITCOMB (1728 – 1817). Member of the committee of safety and the Provincial congress, Brigadier general of the Massachusetts milita. ALS. 6" x 7 ¼". 1 page. Boston, Oct. 22, 1788. Integral address leaf to "His Excellency Governour Hancock". General Titcomb writes concerning a request for a brigade change: "May it please your Excellency and honors to take into consideration th propriety of dividing the first regiment in the 2d Brigade of the Division of Essex by setting off the towns of Salisbury and Almsbury therefrom to form a regiment by themselves. It is the general wish of the officers and others the inhabitants of Salisbury and Almsbury to be set off and divided as aforesaid, and from their local situation it is fully my opinion of the best and that it will conduce to the good of the Division which I have the honour to Command that the Regiment be divided accordingly…." Signed at the conclusion by Titcomb. Nice association. Very Fine.