Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Francis Lewis Autograph Letter Signed "Frans. Lewis." One page, 7.25" x 9", New York, February 28, 1761. Writing to Thomas Riche, Lewis, bound for the Mediterranean, asks for a "Mediteranian Pass which I am informed are to be got at Your Office. The Vessell [on which he will be aboard] will sail in about Ten days." Several small holes can be seen, mostly along the folds. Unevenly toned. Edges are chipped.

    Lewis (1713-1802), an native of Wales, arrived in America in 1736. After being held prisoner by the French in the 1750s, he returned to America and became political. He attended the Continental Congress as a delegate for New York and was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2013
    17th-18th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 610

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $100,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $100,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 21 days left to consign to the 2020 October 15 Rare Books Signature Auction Featuring Otto Penzler, Mystery Fiction Part III and Fine Books from Randall J. Moskovitz, M.D. - New York !

    Learn about consigning with us

    We had a wonderful time in New York during the October 2013 Historical Manuscripts auction that featured my mother’s papers collected during her tenure as Martin Luther King, Jr.’s secretary. In fact, the entire experience from beginning to end has been a pleasure.
    Howard Ballou,
    Brandon, MS
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search