DescriptionElbridge Gerry Franking Signature on a Cover Addressed in His Hand. Folded down to 4.75" x 3". Gerry, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and vice president under James Madison, has signed "free / E Gerry" near the lower left corner. Addressed in his hand to "Samuel Henshaw Esq / at / North Hampton / Massachusetts." Stamped "Free" in the upper right corner. Circular "31/IA" Franklin mark in the upper left corner. Remnant of a red wax seal on the verso.
Condition: Mounting remnants on the verso. An area of paper loss at the upper edge has been archivally repaired. Minor staining in places at the lower edge and in the upper right corner.
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