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Francis Hopkinson (1737–1791)

Hopkinson, Francis. An American political writer and lawyer and one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence; born in Philadelphia, Sept. 21, 1737; died on May 9, 1791. He wrote: ‘The Pretty Story’ (1774); ‘The Prophecy’ (1776); ‘The Political Catechism’ (1777). He also wrote poems and essays. The ‘Miscellaneous Essays, and Occasional Writings’ appeared posthumously. His humorous ballad, ‘The Battle of the Keg,’ was once widely known.