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Hopkinson, Francis (1737-1791) [Pay order receipt for Jonathan Dana]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00883 Author/Creator: Hopkinson, Francis (1737-1791) Place Written: Massachusetts Type: Document signed Date: 30 July 1779 Pagination: 2 p. ; 9.5 x 21 cm.

Summary of Content: Countersigned by Nathaniel Appleton, commissioner of the Continental Loan Office. Orders payment to Jonathan Dana of 18 dollars for interest on money borrowed by the United States. Marked as number 181. On verso there are two notes. One states pay the contents to Captain Simeon Samson, the other is signed by Simeon Samson and requests payment go to Captain Corbin Barr. Signed by Hopkinson as Treasurer of Loans and endorsed by Jonathan Dana on the verso.

Background Information: Hopkinson was a member of the Continental Congress from New Jersey in 1776 and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. He was treasurer of the Continental Loan Office in 1778.

People: Hopkinson, Francis, 1737-1791
Dana, Jonathan, fl. 1779
Samson, Simeon, fl. 1779
Barr, Corbin, fl. 1779
Appleton, Nathaniel, 1731-1798

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Government and CivicsFinanceEconomicsRevolutionary WarBanking

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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