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    John Adams Franking Signature
    on an address panel folded down to 5" x 3.25". The former president has signed "J. Adams" near the lower left corner and "Free" in the upper right corner. Addressed in an unknown hand to "Sylvester Gilbert Esqre / Hebron / State of Connecticut." Below Adams' signature, Gilbert has written, "(His handwriting / S.G.)" Docketed along the left edge. Dated March 15 in the upper left corner. Remnant of a black wax seal on the verso.

    The interior contains a letter, dated March 13, 1813, from Sarah Adams acknowledging the receipt of $15.

    This Adams free frank was from the Dr. John L. Robertson Collection of United States Free Franks and was sold during Siegel Auction Galleries' November 2004 sale.

    Condition: Small spots of foxing near the lower left corner. The folds of the interior letter are separating.



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    Auction Dates
    May, 2017
    11th Thursday
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