Signer of the Declaration of Independence from New Hampshire (1714-1803). Rare autograph document signed “Mathew Thornton, Jus't of Peace,” one page, 5 x 1.75, April 13, 1770. A state of New Hampshire formal acknowledgment: "The within named James McMurphy, John Craige, & Mary McMurphy, Acknowledged the within Instrument to be their free act & Deed." Signed at the conclusion by Thornton. In fine condition. From the Collection of Dr. Lawrence E. Miller.
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