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Lot #102: Benjamin Franklin Document Signed as President of the Supreme Executive Council of the Commonwealth -- Franklin Appoints the Coroner of Luzerne County


Benjamin Franklin document signed as President of the Supreme Executive Council of the Commonwealth, appointing a Nathan Cary as the Coroner of Luzerne County. An exceptionally scarce type of document signed by Franklin, whose signature as then-Governor of Pennsylvania is highly desirable and scarce on its own. Dated 22 October 1787, Franklin's large signature appears at left, underscored by an elaborate paraph. Red wax-based paper seal for Pennsylvania appears at top. Document measures 15.625'' x 13''. Light foxing, two small spots of worming, and small holes at intersecting folds, with archival tape repair to verso. A bright document, in very good condition.
Final Bid (Includes Buyers Premium):$23,750
Minimum Bid:$19,000
Number of Bids:1