Declaration of Independence Signers (18)

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Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Pennsylvania (1739-1813) who served as the first president of the Philadelphia Bank. ALS signed “Geo. Clymer,” one page, 8 x 9.75, November 4, 1803. Letter to banker and merchant Samuel Coates, in part: "I have waited a considerable time for the inclosed opinion of M. Thomas Gibson of the value of some lands which I would offer in security…

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Partial third-person ALS, with his surname written within the text, "Franklin," one page, 7.75 x 2, [January 1769]. The handwritten postscript of a letter from Ben Franklin to botanist John Bartram, in full: "P.S. Jan. 28. The Box is delivered according to Mr. Mich. Collinson's Directions, at Lord Bute's. Mr. Collinson takes it amiss that you did not write to him. I have sent over some Se…

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Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Massachusetts (1744-1814) who later served as vice president under James Madison. His name entered the language as a result of his support of politically advantageous redistricting, which became known as 'gerrymandering.' ALS as vice president, signed "E. Gerry," one page, 7.25 x 9.5, December 9, 1813. Letter to President Madison's brother…

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Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Massachusetts (1744-1814) who later served as vice president under James Madison. His name entered the language as a result of his support of politically advantageous redistricting, which became known as 'gerrymandering.' ALS as vie president, signed “E. Gerry,” one page, 6.5 x 9.75, November 9, 1813. Letter to Samuel Bradley, in p…

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Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Rhode Island (1707-1785) who served as the colony's governor in the 1750s and 1760s. Manuscript DS, signed “Step. Hopkins, Gov'r,” one page, 5.75 x 6.5, April-June 1759. Pay order for postage at the Newport Post Office, accounting for letters sent on April 4th and June 22nd, in part: "Please to pay Thomas Vernon or his order the ab…

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Signer of the Declaration of Independence from New Jersey (1737-1791) who is also known as the designer of the first official American flag. Partly-printed DS, signed “Fra's Hopkinson, Clk. Dist. & Circt. Cts.,” one page, 7.75 x 3.25, April 17, 1834. Unusual financial document, in full: "I certify that there are no unsatisfied judgments remaining on record in my office against …

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Signer of the Declaration of Independence from New Jersey (1737-1791) who is also known as the designer of the first official American flag. Revolutionary War-dated partly-printed DS signed "Fr. Hopkinson," one page, 8.25 x 4, May 30, 1780. Bill of exchange. In full: "At Thirty Days Sight of this Fourth Bill, First, Second and Third not paid, pay to Mr. Thomas Mumford or Order, Thirty Dollars, in …

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Manuscript DS, signed “A. Burr” and "Lewis Morris," one page, 9 x 15, August 20, 1788. Rare legal document, in part: "Know all men by these presents that We Aaron Burr of the City of New York Esquire and Lewis Morris of Morrissania in the County of West Chester Esquire are held and firmly bound unto the people of the State of New York in the Sum of three thousand pounds Current Money……

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Physician and signer of the Declaration of Independence from New Hampshire (1729-1795) who served as that state's governor from 1790 to 1794. Third-person ADS, one page, 7.25 x 3.5, February 25, 1774. Handwritten legal document by Bartlett, incorporating his name within the text. In part: "Whereas I have…taken a deed of Josiah Bartlett Esqr. of part of a lot of land in Perry's Town…on whic…

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Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Rhode Island (1727-1820). Manuscript DS, signed “William Ellery C.L.O.,” one page, 15.5 x 12.75, August 18, 1786. Ledger document recording notes belonging to Joseph Martin of Providence, with a handwritten and signed endorsement in the margin by Ellery as Commissioner of the Continental Loan Office: "City of Newport, Aug't 18, 1786, J…

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Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Massachusetts (1744-1814) who later served as vice president under James Madison. His name entered the language as a result of his support of politically advantageous redistricting, which became known as 'gerrymandering.' Ink signature, "E. Gerry," with an elaborate paraph on an off-white 2.75 x 2.72 slip, clipped from a larger document. In fi…

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Revolutionary War-dated Colonial New Jersey engraved bank note for "One Shilling," 4 x 2.25, issued as No. 15016, and reading: “This Bill of One Shilling Proclamation, is emitted by a Law of the Colony of New-Jersey, passed in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of his Majesty King George the Third. Dated March 25, 1776.” Signed at the conclusion by John Hart, and countersigned by John J…

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Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Rhode Island (1707-1785) who served as the colony's governor in the 1750s and 1760s. Manuscript DS, signed “Step. Hopkins, Gov'r,” one page, 6.5 x 4, December 15, 1755. Pay order issued to Thomas Richardson, the general treasurer of Rhode Island, directing him to pay unto Thomas Vernon the sum of "Four pounds Seventeen Shillings &a…

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Important financier who signed the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, and Constitution (1734-1806). Partly-printed DS, signed “Rob't Morris,” one page, 6.75 x 4.25, October 30, 1794. Promissory note in which M. Nicholson promises to pay Robert Morris $3,500 three years and six months later. Boldly endorsed on the reverse by Morris. In very good to fine conditio…

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Rare Colonial Pennsylvania engraved bank note for "Eighteen Pence," 3 x 3.5, issued as No. 30988, and reading: "According to an Act of General Assembly of Pennsylvania, passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of his Majesty George the Third. Dated the Third Day of April Anno Domini 1772." Signed at the conclusion by John Morton, and countersigned by John Sellers and Ira Humphrey. Printed in Phila…

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Massachusetts lawyer (1731-1814) who served as one of the prosecutors of British soldiers during the Boston Massacre trial; he later signed the Declaration of Independence. Partly-printed DS, signed “Paine,” one page, 7.5 x 6.5, August 6, 1765. Document issued to the Sheriff of Bristol County, in part: "We Command you to Attach the Goods or Estate of Robert Caldwell of Taunton of the s…

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Massachusetts lawyer (1731-1814) who served as one of the prosecutors of British soldiers during the Boston Massacre trial; he later signed the Declaration of Independence. ADS, signed "Paine Atty," one page, 3 x 4.25, May 1767. Handwritten bill for his legal services in the amount of £1.19.6, including charges for "writ & fee," "service of writ," "entry & dues," and "attendance 6 da…

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Merchant and signer of the Declaration of Independence from Connecticut (1731-1781). Third-person ADS, signed within the text and at the conclusion, “Wm. Williams,” one page, 7.5 x 6.5, January 6, 1772. Handwritten pay order issued to Treasurer John Lawrence, in part: "Please to pay to Wm. Williams for the use of the Schools in this Town…due & payable according to Law for the use a…

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