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    William Franklin Appointment Signed "Wm Franklin." One page of vellum, 17.75" x 11", Burlington, New Jersey; October 28, 1765. Signed as Captain General and Governor in Chief. appointing "Barnardus Lagrange Esquire an attorney at Law with full power and authority to practise [sic] as such in the several courts of Record in this province..." With an embossed paper seal at the top left edge, under which Franklin has signed.

    William Franklin (1730-1814) was the illegitimate son of Benjamin Franklin and was the last Colonial Governor of New Jersey. The younger Franklin did not share his father's political views and remained staunchly loyal to the English crown. He left for England in 1782 and never returned to America.

    Condition: Flattened folds, with uneven toning and scattered foxing. Light soiling at the edges. A few small areas of chipping and edges. Bold signature.


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    April, 2020
    22nd Wednesday
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