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    Rare signature of a New Hampshire Declaration of Independence signer.

    Matthew Thornton Document Signed "Matthew Thornton, Justice of Peace". One page, 9" x 1.25", "Province of New Hampshire", February 25, 1764. This has been excised from a larger document pertaining to James Rogers, a veteran of the French and Indian War and future participant in the American Revolution. Thornton, a physician, had a royal commission to serve as a New Hampshire justice of the peace. After the American Revolution began, he played a significant role in drafting a new government for New Hampshire. In 1774, he was elected to the Continental Congress and signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776. The original has been completely separated from top to bottom, but has been affixed to a backing which now holds it together. Thornton's rare signature has not been affected. Very good.

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