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HOOPER, William, Signer (North Carolina). Autograph letter signed ("Will Hooper") to George Hooper, n.p., 23 October 1788. 1 page, folio, 325 x 200mm (12.5/8 x 7.7/8in.), integral autograph address panel, small marginal tears along left-hand edge. Address panel with AUTOGRAPH FREE FRANK: "W Hooper" in upper corner. Boldly signed, with flourish.
HOOPER, William, Signer (North Carolina). Autograph letter signed ("Will Hooper") to George Hooper, n.p., 23 October 1788. 1 page, folio, 325 x 200mm (12.5/8 x 7.7/8in.), integral autograph address panel, small marginal tears along left-hand edge. Address panel with AUTOGRAPH FREE FRANK: "W Hooper" in upper corner. Boldly signed, with flourish.

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HOOPER, William, Signer (North Carolina). Autograph letter signed ("Will Hooper") to George Hooper, n.p., 23 October 1788. 1 page, folio, 325 x 200mm (12.5/8 x 7.7/8in.), integral autograph address panel, small marginal tears along left-hand edge. Address panel with AUTOGRAPH FREE FRANK: "W Hooper" in upper corner. Boldly signed, with flourish.

A year after he retired from law and politics, Hooper writes to his brother in Wilmington, N.C.: "Since I closed the letter to you which accompanies this, Mrs Hooper has mentioned a circumstance which had utterly escaped my memory. The packet which you received by post from Fayette was intended to have gone by W Huste...but he being detained...at this place the packet was committed to Mr Almus who went no farther than Fayette [and] there lodged it in the post office...I am happy thus to have it in my power to remove every unfavourable impression which this incident may have occasioned."

Hooper (1741-1790) was educated at Boston Latin School and Harvard before moving to North Carolina; he suffered the loss of his estate and most of his fortune due to enemy action in the Revolution. His letters are rare, and the present is a particularly attractive example.
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