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John Hancock's Quill
Quill pen

Origin

John Hancock

Type

Quill

Effects

Flags wielder as a smuggling suspect

Downsides

Causes loss of the most valuable possession; temporary inability to write in small script

Activation

Writing complaints to the government

Collected by

Warehouse 12 Agents

Section

Constatine-77GH

Aisle

230946-8124

Shelf

835124-1864-956

Date of Collection

February 12, 1856

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OriginEdit

John Hancock (January 23, 1737–October 8, 1793) was an American merchant, statesman, and prominent Patriot of the American Revolution. He was one of the wealthiest men in the American colonies, and often spoke out against the British government, using his wealth to support the colonial cause. In 1768, British officials seized his sloop Liberty and charged him with smuggling. John Adams served as Hancock's lawyer and managed to get the charges dropped. Several historical accounts claim he was a smuggler, but the accuracy of these accounts has often been questioned.

EffectsEdit

Absorbed Hancock's frustration with the British government when they seized his sloop Liberty and charged him with smuggling. Writing opposition to the user's ruling government causes suspicion of smuggling to fall upon them and will result in the loss of their most precious item at the time. User will become unable to write a small signature for 48 hours after use.

CollectionEdit

Collected from the United States after a user of the Quill who complained to the Government about the issue of slavery was flagged as a smuggler. This happened several times until the Warehouse finally arrived, collecting the Quill, which had been given to him by a descendant of Hancock as a gift.

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