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    Declaration Signer Francis Hopkinson Autograph Letter Signed "Fra. Hopkinson". Three pages plus docketing information, 8" x 13", Philadelphia, August 21, 1788, to the President and Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania. An interesting letter written while a Judge of the Admiralty and regarding a warrant of survey on the brig Adventure directed to the Board of Wardens by a British Counsul. He writes "...as I know of no Convention between the United States of America and the Court of London investing the British Consul with this Power, I thought it necessary to submit the matter to the Consideration of your Honourable Board..." Hopkinson signed the Declaration of Independence as a representative of New Jersey. Very good condition, weakness at folds, and edge roughness archivally repaired. Originally purchased from Walter R. Benjamin Autographs. From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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