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    War Loan Signed by Francis Hopkinson, Autograph Document Signed. One page, 6" x 9", np, nd. Dated July 10, but presumably not the date of the signature. This document is a record of a note drawn on Spain and perhaps France as well. On the approach of the War of Independence, Hopkinson considered himself a Whig. In 1776 and 1777, he was a delegate to the Continental Congress, and was one of the framers of the Articles of Confederation. Under the direction of the marine committee, he acted as Treasurer of the Continental Loan Office. It is in this capacity that he has signed the present document. Beautifully matted with an engraved portrait to an overall size of 29" x 15".

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    October, 2006
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