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    Benjamin Franklin Signed Appointment, 1775 An unusual partly-printed document signed, "B Franklin President," as President of the Pennsylvania Committee of Safety, 13" x 8", Philadelphia, (n.d., but refers to an act of the Continental Congress dated July 18, 1775). Freshly arrived from London where he was acting as a colonial agent, Franklin approves the appointment of Isaac Sidman as "Standard Bearer of the First Battalion of Pennsylvania Associators in the County of Northampton associated for the Defence(sic) of the Liberties of America." Boldly signed by Franklin at the bottom right. Light uneven toning, mounted to another sheet in order to reinforce weak folds, otherwise quite clean and crisp with an intact paper seal at top left. Nicely matted with a portrait of Franklin... this country's first great Renaissance man. From the collection of Bradley O'Leary. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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