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    Document Signed by Stephen Hopkins as Governor of the Colony of Rhode Island and Jonathan Nichols as Deputy Governor. One page, 8.5" x 6.5", "Colony of Rhode Island, April 26, 1756." In 1756, Stephen Hopkins was elected chief magistrate of the colony of Rhode Island, an office he held with few interruptions until 1767. He is known to have faithfully discharged the duties of this responsible station with dignity and fairness, and he did not hesitate to propose and support measures designed to promote the interests of the colonies in opposition to the encroachments of British power. This interesting note signed by Stephen Hopkins and Jonathan Nichols as Rhode Island governor and deputy governor respectively, orders payment to one Daniel Jenike in the amount of "four Hundred pounds Lawfull[sic] money of the Colony of Rhode Island for the use of the present Expedition." Although the expedition is unidentified, it was clearly well funded and is presumed to have been initiated with the goal of surveying and mapping Rhode Island's land and waterways. Document is in very fine condition - bright, clean, and professionally mounted to a heavy paper "frame." Wonderful colonial item!

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