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    Declaration Signer Stephen Hopkins Scarce Autograph Letter Signed "Step. Hopkins". One page with integral address leaf, 7.5" x 12.5", Providence, August 9, 1770, to Aaron Lopez, merchant. Hopkins is ordering more yards of a silk previously secured from Lopez who was one of the most successful and respected Jewish merchants of the period. Hopkins signed the Declaration of Independence as a representative from Rhode Island. He was also a member of the Continental Congress 1774-1776. About very good condition; folds, general light foxing, a piece torn from right edge where opened (no text affected), wax seal still intact, old hinges present on verso. Purchased from Walter R. Benjamin Autographs with original folder present. From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    February, 2006
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