You've learned so much since then. Haven't we all?
Yes, Hancock was the big gun. That's where (and why) we developed that old saying, "Put your John Hancock on this piece of paper there!" when signing a contract or a check or anything like it. The idea being that the Hancock signature was the one making it "official."
Too bad we've had to learn the truth about so many of the old boys and those old days. Too bad there was a truth to learn.