Lot 160: Francis Hopkinson and Nicholas Gilman

RR Auction

RR Auction

2015-11-30 14:50:51

Lot 160: Revolutionary War–dated partly-printed DS, signed "F. Hopkinson" and "Nich. Gilman," one page, 8 x 3.75, June 12, 1780. An international currency exchange document, in part: "At Thirty Days Sight of this Third Bill, First, Second, and Fourth not paid, pay to Elias Hasket Derby or Order, Thirty-six Dollars, in One Hundred and Eighty Livres Tournois, for Interest due on Money borrowed by the United States." Signed at the conclusion by Hopkinson as treasurer of loans and countersigned by Nicholas Gilman as commissioner of the Continental Loan-Office of New Hampshire. Affixed to a same-size sheet and matted within a scrapbook page. Expected document wear, creases, and soiling, otherwise fine condition. Hopkinson signed the Declaration of Independence as a delegate from New Jersey, while Gilman served in the Continental Army and signed the Constitution as a delegate from New Hampshire. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 466 Wednesday, 9th December 2015 Estimate: $1000-1500
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