Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Rhode Island (1707-1785) who served as the colony's governor in the 1750s and 1760s. Manuscript DS, signed “S. Hopkins, Gov'r,” one page, 6.25 x 2.25, May 5, 1764. Promissory note issued to Rhode Island Treasurer Joseph Clarke, directing him to pay Thomas Vernon "& charge the same to the Colony." Signed at the conclusion by Stephen Hopkins as governor of Rhode Island. In fine condition. From the Collection of Dr. Lawrence E. Miller.
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