Lot 184: New Jersey: Francis Hopkinson

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2015-12-18 16:59:10

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Lot 184: Revolutionary War–dated partly-printed DS, signed "F. Hopkinson," one page, 8.5 x 4.25, March 31, 1779. Continental loan interest certificate. In full: "At Thirty Days Sight of this Fourth Bill, First, Second and Third not paid, pay to Jonathan Day or Order, Twenty-four Dollars, in One Hundred and Twenty 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 Nathaniel Appleton as commissioner of the Continental Loan Office of Massachusetts. In very good condition, with intersecting folds overall wrinkling, chipping to edges, and scattered staining and soiling; the area bearing Hopkinson's bold signature is quite clean. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467 Wednesday, 13th January 2016 Estimate: $400-600
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