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Item 197 - Richard Stockton Catalog 580 (Apr 2020)

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Signer of the Declaration of Independence from New Jersey and delegate to the Continental Congress (1730-1781). ADS signed twice within the text, "Richard Stockton," and at the conclusion, "Richard Stockton Atty," one page both sides, 7.5 x 12.25, circa May 1764. Handwritten legal document, in part: "Jacob Moor of Bethlehem in the County of Hunterdon & Province of West New Jersey Innkeeper was summoned to answer unto Abraham Polhemus in a plea that he render unto him one hundred & fifty Pounds good & lawful Money…And Whereupon the s'd Abraham by Richard Stockton his Attorney says that Whereas the s'd Jacob…hath not paid." Below his signature, Stockton writes: "Abraham Polhemus puts in his Place Richard Stockton his attorney against Jacob Moor…in a Plea of Debt." Stockton also pens a lengthy passage concerning the debt obligation on the reverse, endorsed below by Jacob Moor. Matted and framed with glass on both sides to an overall size of 13.25 x 18. In very good to fine condition, with complete separation along the central horizontal fold, partially repaired with archival tape. In his 1995 reference History Comes to Life, Kenneth Rendell places Stockton's autograph material into the 'very rare' category among the Signers—an echelon second only to that occupied by the virtually unobtainable Gwinnett and Lynch.

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