Lot 137: Illegitimate son of Benjamin Franklin (1730–1813) who served as the last colonial governor of New Jersey. Manuscript DS, signed "Wm. Franklin," three pages, 13 x 16.5, December 5, 1769. Lengthy nine-article document headed: "An Act appointing Commissioners for Supplying the several Barracks erected in the Colony of New Jersey, with Furniture and other Necessaries for accommodating the Kings Troops in or marching thro the same, for supplying Deficiencies and for defraying Incidental Charges." Signed at the conclusion by Franklin and countersigned by other state officials. In very good condition, with repaired separations to horizontal folds and some chipping to edges.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456
Wednesday, 15th July 2015
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