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#184 - Francis Hopkinson Estimate: $500+

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 “F. Hopkinson,” one page, 8.25 x 4.25, December 28, 1779. Sight draft issued by Hopkinson as Treasurer of Loans, in full: "At Thirty Days Sight of this Fourth Bill, First, Second and Third not paid, pay to Robert Fulliton or Order, Thirty Dollars, in One Hundred and Fifty Livres Tournois, for Interest due on Money borrowed by the United States." Signed at the conclusion by Hopkinson and countersigned by Abraham Yates, Jr., as commissioner of the Continental Loan Office for New York. Attractively mounted, matted, and framed with an engraved portrait to an overall size of 14 x 18. In fine condition.

From the book Signers of the Declaration: Historic Places Commemorating the Signing of the Declaration of Independence, by Robert G. Ferris (1973): 'The literary and artistic talents of this versatile signer brought him more acclaim than his political and legal activities. Although a lawyer and judge by profession, he achieved more eminence as an essayist, poet, artist, and musician.'

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