Name

Stephen Hopkins

Career

Public life

Occupation 1

shipowner

Region

NA/New England region

Era

All Eras

Born

1707

Died

1785

Text

Rhode Island shipowner and politician from Providence; attended Albany Union Congress in 1754, Continental Congress, 1774-76, and signed the Declaration of Independence. Active in resistance to British taxation policies in 1760s as RI governor and author of Rights of the Colonies Examined (1764). Instrumental in creating a Continental navy and seeing his younger brother, Esek Hopkins, made its first leader. Supported the 1774 outlawing of the importation of slaves into Rhode Island.

Related Images

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Related People

Hopkins, Esek

Related Locations

Providence, Rhode Island,

Related Events

1764 - Rhode Island legislature objects to proposed Sugar Act,

Related Links

Stephen Hopkins, __The Rights of the American Colonies Candidly Examined__ ; also titled 'The Rights of the Colonies Candidly Examined"

Related Documents

Declaration of Independence

Record ID: 808