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Stephen Hopkins

Born: 3/7/1707

Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island

Signed On: 8/2/1776

Signed For: Rhode Island

Died: 7/13/1785

Fun Facts:

  • Hopkins hands shook constantly due to an illness, most likely palsy. As he signed the Declaration he famously said "My hand trembles, but my heart does not!".

  • In 1774 he introduce a bill in Rhode Island that became one of the first anti-slavery laws in America.

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