October 29, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
Lot 43: 1764 STEPHEN HOPKINS Manuscript Document Signed, Framed w/ Printed Portrait(32 views)
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Declaration of Independence STEPHEN HOPKINS Signed
STEPHEN HOPKINS, Signer of the Declaration of Independence; Four-Time Governor of Rhode Island; Author of the First Anti-Slavery Law in the United States.
1764-Dated Manuscript Document Signed, "Step. Hopkins, Gov.," as Governor of Rhode Island, six lines in ink, measuring 6.25" x 2.5", Payment request to the Colonies Treasurer for 20, Ornately Matted and Framed under plexiglass with a portrait and an engraved metal descriptive plaque, Choice Extremely Fine. Overall size 25" x 19.75". Signed Receipt from the Colony of Rhode Island "for portage of sundry letters from April 10th to July 31st, 1764." Document on period laid paper appears in extremely fine condition, mounted to larger sheet for conservation. Not examined outside of frame. Small chip to inside trim of frame on left side, otherwise this is a marvelous, (expensive) professional museum-quality framed piece, ready for display.