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    Stephen Hopkins Orders the Arrest of a Counterfeiter, 1770 A fine content manuscript document signed, "Steph Hopkins C. Just," two pages, 6.25" x 7.75", South Kingston, Rhode Island, October 10, 1770, an order to the Sheriff "of our County of Kings County... whereas William Reynolds... stands charged before our Justices.... with making uttering & passing in Payment certain false & counterfeit Coin to diverse of our liege Subjects knowing the same to be such. We therefore command you the said Sheriff immediately to seize the Body of him the said William & him safely convey to our Goal [sic] in South Kingston..." Weak at folds resulting in a few tiny pin holes, light soiling, but otherwise bright and boldly penned. Hopkins had what was most certainly the shakiest hand of all the signers of the Declaration of Independence. A wonderful rarity. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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