Dorr Liberation Stock was used to raise money for the cost of bringing Dorr's case by writ of error before the United States Supreme Court. Dorr's imprisonment became a rallying cry of northern Democrats in the 1844 presidential campaign. 'I Hereby Certify, that [name] has contribution Ten Cents to the Dorr Liberation Fund, for the purpose of carrying, by Writ of Error, the Case of The state of Rhode Island against Thomas Wilson Dorr, to the Supreme Court of the United States. Signed, J.G. Treadwell, Counsel for sundry Citizens of Rhode Island. Countersigned, _____, President of the Dorr Liberation Society.