THE FAMOUS PHYSICIAN RECEIVING HIS FEE. “Dr. Rush hereby acknowledges the liberal compensation for medical services, rendered to Mr. Henry Clymer, this day received in full of all demands.” -- NELSON, Thomas, Jr. (1738-1789) Signer (Virginia). Autograph document signed, in text (“Colo. Nelson”), 21 September 1776. 1 page, 8vo. Stained and repaired along right edge, costing a few letters. Thomas Nelson writes a receipt to Jacob Hilkeimer for “keeping 5 Horses from the 9th of August to the above Date” and for “keeping your brother’s 2 horses from 10th to the 21st September,” for a total charge of £27.13. Together 11 items. " /> [DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE SIGNERS.] RODNEY, Caesar Signer, Delaware. Autograph document signed (“Caesar Rodney”), Dover, 2 March 1776. 1 page, oblong (3 ¼ x 10in.) the surviving portion of an indenture, signed by Rodney on verso, laid down. Four months to the day before he made his famous ride to reach the Continental Congress in Philadelphia in order to vote in favor of Independence, Rodney here acts as trustee, receiving “of Ezekiel Cowgill the sum of fifty pounds principal, and the sum of twenty three pounds, one shilling and ten pence interest in full discharge of the within mortgage.” -- PACA, William (Signer, Maryland). Letter signed (“Wm. Paca”), as governor, to Charles Biddle, Annapolis, 2 November 1785. 2 pages, 4to, integral address leaf, remnants of mounting on address leaf, Dr. Max Thorek ownership stamp on blank integral. On trying to help seamen suffering from ill treatment. -- MORRIS, Lewis (1726-1798) Signer, New York. Manuscript document signed (“Lewis Morris”), New York, 7 April 1790. 2 pages, oblong 4to, inlaid. Morris acknowledges receipt of ten pounds, ten shillings from State treasurer Gerard Bancker, “for his services in canvassing the votes for a members to the General Government, also for governor, Lt. Governor, & members of the Senate.” He was compensated at a rate of 14 shillings per day. -- McKEAN, Thomas (1734-1817) Signer (Pennsylvania). Autograph letter signed (“Tho McKean” to Joseph Reed, President of the Executive Council of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia,10 July 1780. 1p. 8vo, 10 x 8 in., integral address leaf, inserted a red morocco folding case with a transcript and an engraved portrait. A cover letter sent with a judicial opinion on the issuance of “a General Warrant to watch for deserters from French ships.” -- LEWIS, Francis (1713-1802) Signer, New York. Autograph endorsement signed (“Frans. Lewis”), 15 June 1772. 2 pages, oblong 8vo (disbound leaf from a receipt book). Lewis signs a receipt for fourteen pounds, six shillings received from Thomas Gardner. -- HOPKINSON, Francis. Collection of eight engraved documents signed (“F. Hopkinson”), as U.S. Commissioner of Loans. A series of United States payment certificates, 1779-1780. Together 8 pages, oblongs, elaborately engraved in four-typefaces. A series of notes, to various recipients, to pay “interest due on Money borrowed by the United States.” Each note signed by Hopkinson in his capacity of treasurer of Loans. -- HOPKINSON, Francis (1737-1791), Signer (Pennsylvania). Partly printed document signed (“Frans. Hopkinson”), in favor of Samuel Mifflin, a <span style='font-size:9'>CONTINENTAL LOAN OFFICE BILL OF EXCHANGE</span>, issued in Paris, countersigned by Thomas Smith. Number 995, 22 November 1779. 1 page, oblong (4 ¼ x 8 1/8 in.), the ornate borders were designed by Hopkinson, this denomination printed in reddish brown and black inks, neatly matted and framed. (Minor repairs to margins). A RARE CONTINENTAL LOAN CERTIFICATE, DESIGNED BY HOPKINSON for 60 dollars, in three livres tournois. An early example of an important series of certificates issued by the Congress to fund the American loan during the Revolutionary War. The payments were to be made through bills of exchange drawn against the U. S. line of credit with the French government. The year of this issue, 1779, marked the start of a sharp inflation that continued into the postwar period and caused many holders to sell their notes at greatly depressed prices. These notes appear in various denominations of varying relative rarity. W.G. Anderson, The Price of Liberty, US99, p. 89. -- HEYWARD, Thomas, Jr. (1746-1809), Signer (South Carolina). Partly printed document accomplished and signed ("Thos. Heyward Junr.") as Associate Justice of the Peace, Charleston, 13 January 1788. 1 page, oblong 4to. A warrant by which Heyward directs the sheriff to compel the appearance of Francis Goodwyn in a complaint of plea of trespass brought by Jacob Reed for the sum of 54 pounds. The verso with several endorsements. Heyward served in the second and third Continental Congress and signed both the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation. -- CARROLL, Charles, of Carrollton (1737-1832), Signer (Maryland). Partly printed document signed (“Ch Carroll of Carrolton”), a check drawn on the Baltimore Office of Discount and Deposit, in favor G. Nielson, in the amount of $103.50. [Baltmore]. 1 page, oblong 8vo, dated 21 February 1831. Carroll was the last surviving Signer at age 95; his advanced age is evident in his shaky signature. The check is in perfect condition, with no slit cancellations. -- RUSH, Benjamin. Signer, Pennsylvania. Autograph letter signed twice (“Benjn. Rush”) and in text (“Dr. Rush”), in third-person, to Henry Clymer, 9 December 1795. 1 page, 4to, integral address panel, foxing, creases and seal hole repaired. <span style='font-size:9'>THE FAMOUS PHYSICIAN RECEIVING HIS FEE</span>. “Dr. Rush hereby acknowledges the liberal compensation for medical services, rendered to Mr. Henry Clymer, this day received in full of all demands.” -- NELSON, Thomas, Jr. (1738-1789) Signer (Virginia). Autograph document signed, in text (“Colo. Nelson”), 21 September 1776. 1 page, 8vo. Stained and repaired along right edge, costing a few letters. Thomas Nelson writes a receipt to Jacob Hilkeimer for “keeping 5 Horses from the 9th of August to the above Date” and for “keeping your brother’s 2 horses from 10th to the 21st September,” for a total charge of £27.13. Together 11 items. | Christie's