Signer of the Declaration of Independence from New Jersey (1726-1794), who represented his state in the Continental Congress. Revolutionary War-dated ADS, signed “Abra. Clark” and "Abraham Clark," one page, 7.5 x 6.25, docketed November 1777 on the reverse. Clark's handwritten account document, signed in the third-person within the text, and at the conclusion. In full: "The State of New Jersey to Abraham Clark Dr., To 171 days attendance in Congress from the 14th of March last to the 22d Sept'r last, including 15 days absent going home, there, & returning and six days with the Assembly at Haddonfield—£171.0.0, Cr. to 450 Dollars being paid of 1000 Dollars I claimed for the Delegrates—168.15.0, Balance £2.50." An "Additional Allowance" amounting to £85.10.0 has been added in another hand. In fine condition, with a thin mounting strip along the back of the left edge. A highly desirable twice-signed document associated with Clark's time in the Continental Congress, where he had voted to adopt the Declaration of Independence in 1776. From the Collection of Dr. Lawrence E. Miller.
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