BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AS GOVERNOR OF PENNSYLVANIA SIGNED GRANT, COMMON WEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, APRIL 12, 1787. The single page partially pre-printed document on vellum signed “B. Franklin”, with handwritten inscription granting a parcel of land in the county of Westmoreland to John Verner “in consideration of services rendered in the late Army of the United States” and with a handwritten description detailing the location of the 200 acres granted. Affixed paper seals flanking Franklin’s signature. The upper embossed “Seal of the State of Pennsylvania”, the lower embossed “Both Can’t Survive” and counter signed lower center by James Trimble for John Armstrong Jr., Secretary. Later mounted on pasteboard. 12 inches x 15.5 inches.
Sotheby’s New York, January 26, 1983.