Lot 264: William Franklin

RR Auction

RR Auction

2016-01-22 16:28:05

Lot 264: Illegitimate son of Benjamin Franklin (1730–1813) who served as the last colonial governor of New Jersey. Manuscript DS, signed "Wm: Franklin," one page, 12.25 x 15.5, October 27, 1770. As governor of New Jersey, Franklin approves a bill passed by the state legislature entitled "An Act to Naturalize Frederick Outgelt, Leonard Nymaster, Peter Lupp, John Bower, Lawrence Eykeinier, George Obert, Peter Obert and John Irick." Signed at the conclusion by Governor Franklin and countersigned by Peter Kemble and Stephen Crane. In fine condition. RR Auction's Fine Autographs And Artifacts Auction 469 Wednesday, 10th February 2016 Estimate: $600-800
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