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Napoleon's Authorization for the Sale of the Louisiana Territory
April 24, 1803
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Overall: 17 x 8 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. ( 43.2 x 21.6 x 19 cm )
inscriptions: back side: "C.B. Ives, 1846".
The subject, who became a prominent lawyer in New York, was born in Providence, R.I., the son of William and Frances (Street) Hoppin. He graduated from Brown University, went on to study medicine, and served as a surgeon's assistant during the Civil War. He later attended Columbia Law School and was admitted to the bar; he began his law practice in New York in 1869. This portrait bust was a gift to the Society from his son.
Gift of Mr. William Warner Hoppin
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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