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Signer of the Declaration of Independence (New Jersey)

Biographical Data
Religious Views
References, Links, & Further Reading

Education: College of Philadelphia (University of Pennsylvania)

Occupation: lawyer, writer, composer, inventor

Political Affiliation:

Religious Affiliation: Episcopalian

Summary of Religious Views:

Hopkinson was secretary of the organizing convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church.

Views on Religion & Politics:


References, Links, & Further Reading: Books, Articles, Links


The Miscellaneous Essays And Occasional Writings Of Francis Hopkinson, Esq., 3 Vol., T. Dobson, 1792, Vol.I, Vol. II, Vol. III
George E. Hastings, The Life and Works of Francis Hopkinson, Univ. of Chicago Press, 1926
Oscar George Theodor Sonneck, Francis Hopkinson, the First American Poet-Composer, and Our Musical Life in Colonial Times, reprint, HardPress, 2013



Works by Francis Hopkinson

Letter to John Jay, 11 March 1786 (The Founder's Constitution)
Consolation for the Old Bachelor from The Oxford Book of American Essays (Bartleby.com)
Three Poems by Francis Hopkinson
Battle of the Kegs -- song by Francis Hopkinson
My Days Have Been So Wondrous Free [alternate site] -- song by Francis Hopkinson
Enraptured I Gaze -- song by Francis Hopkinson
A short poem by Francis Hopkinson

Biographical Sites

HOPKINSON, Francis, 1737-1791 (Biographical Directory of the US Congress)
Francis Hopkinson (ushistory.org: Signers of the Declaration of Independence)
Francis Hopkinson (Colonial Hall)
Francis Hopkinson (Signers of the Declaration of Independence -- National Park Service)
Francis Hopkinson (University of Pennsylvania)
Francis Hopkinson (Performing Arts Encyclopedia -- Library of Congress)
Francis Hopkinson: Jurist, Wit, and Dilettante (Heralds of American Literature, by Annie Russell Marble)
Francis Hopkinson (The Flag of the United States)

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