Lot 166: Francis Hopkinson

RR Auction

RR Auction

2015-07-27 11:42:29

Lot 166: Signer of the Declaration of Independence from New Jersey (1737–1791). ALS signed "Fra's Hopkinson," one page, 7.75 x 10, March 17, 1788. Letter to the president of the Supreme Executive Council in Pennsylvania. In part: "Enclosed is a certified account of fees received in my office during the quarter ending the 19th Instant. I have to request that your Honours would be pleased to grant me a warrant on the Treasury for £50 on account of salary." A detailed statement on the matter is written on the reverse and signed at the conclusion by John Nicholson. Professionally inlaid into a slightly larger sheet. In very good condition, with repaired separations to intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature), show-through from Nicholson's writing to reverse, and some haloing to ink. Accompanied by an unsigned engraved portrait. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 458 Wednesday, 12th August 2015 Estimate: $600-800
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