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Stockton Richard


Declaration Signer Richard Stockton Superb Signature

Fantastic Richard Stockton Signature on a sheet size of 2.5" x 1". Boldly signed as "Richd "Stockton Esq" with strong dark ink. Tipped on the left edge to another sheet for added thickness and support to a size of 3.5" x 1.5". Expected toning.

In 1774 Richard Stockton was appointed Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey. In 1776, the New Jersey delegates to the Congress were holding out against Independence. When news of this reached the constituents, New Jersey elected Richard Stockton and Dr. Witherspoon were chosen to replace two of the five New Jersey delegates. They were sent with instructions to sign the Declaration of Independence. Accounts indicate that, despite clear instruction, Justice Stockton wished to hear the arguments on either side of the issue. Once he was satisfied, the New Jersey delegates voted for Independence.

Stockton was appointed to committees supporting the war effort. He was dispatched on a fact finding tour to the northern army. New Jersey was overrun by the British in November of '76, when he was returning from the mission. He managed to move his family to safety, but was captured and imprisoned by the British. Originally, he was taken to Perth Amboy where he was jailed and then moved to Provost Prison in New York where he was intentionally starved and subjected to freezing cold weather. After nearly five weeks of abusive treatment, he was released on parole, his health was battered. He returned to his estate, Morven, in Princeton, which had been occupied by General Cornwallis during Stockton's imprisonment. All his furniture, household belongings, crops and livestock were taken or destroyed by the British. His library, one of the finest in the colonies, was burned.

This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.

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Declaration Signer Richard Stockton Superb Signature

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Stockton Richard


Declaration Signer Richard Stockton Superb Signature

Fantastic Richard Stockton Signature on a sheet size of 2.5" x 1". Boldly signed as "Richd "Stockton Esq" with strong dark ink. Tipped on the left edge to another sheet for added thickness and support to a size of 3.5" x 1.5". Expected toning.

In 1774 Richard Stockton was appointed Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey. In 1776, the New Jersey delegates to the Congress were holding out against Independence. When news of this reached the constituents, New Jersey elected Richard Stockton and Dr. Witherspoon were chosen to replace two of the five New Jersey delegates. They were sent with instructions to sign the Declaration of Independence. Accounts indicate that, despite clear instruction, Justice Stockton wished to hear the arguments on either side of the issue. Once he was satisfied, the New Jersey delegates voted for Independence.

Stockton was appointed to committees supporting the war effort. He was dispatched on a fact finding tour to the northern army. New Jersey was overrun by the British in November of '76, when he was returning from the mission. He managed to move his family to safety, but was captured and imprisoned by the British. Originally, he was taken to Perth Amboy where he was jailed and then moved to Provost Prison in New York where he was intentionally starved and subjected to freezing cold weather. After nearly five weeks of abusive treatment, he was released on parole, his health was battered. He returned to his estate, Morven, in Princeton, which had been occupied by General Cornwallis during Stockton's imprisonment. All his furniture, household belongings, crops and livestock were taken or destroyed by the British. His library, one of the finest in the colonies, was burned.

This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.

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