Signer of the Declaration of Independence from New Jersey and delegate to the Continental Congress (1730–1781). Scarce ADS, signed twice within the text and once at the conclusion, “Rich’d Stockton,” one page both sides, 8.25 x 13, August 23, 1764. Lengthy handwritten legal document, in part: “The s’d Ezekiel by Richard Stockton his attorney says that Whereas the s’d Stephen…acknowledged himself to owe & be justly indebted unto the s’d Ezekiel in the just & full Sum of six Pounds six Shillings & seven Pence like Money…the s’d Ezekiel in Fact says that the s’d Stephen did not pay…Ezekiel Forman puts in his Place Richard Stockton his attorney against Stephen Warne…in a Plea of Debt.” In very good to fine condition, with small splits along folds, and light staining and toning. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.
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