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Item 171 - Benjamin Franklin Catalog 489 (Dec 2016)

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Partly-printed DS, signed “B. Franklin Presid.,” one page, 14.75 x 9, May 12, 1786. As president of the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania, Franklin certifies the status of Assheton Humphreys as “a Notary and Tabellion Public in and for the said Commonwealth, duly appointed and commissioned.” Boldly signed below the blindstamped seal by Franklin and countersigned at the conclusion by James Trimble. A two-page power of attorney document certified by Humphreys is affixed. In very good condition, with a trimmed lower edge and scattered small tears and areas of paper loss. Franklin issued this document as president of the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania, a position analogous to the modern position of governor. Franklin’s signature is a superb, crisp example. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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