HE WAS THE SON OF A PATRIOT, THE SERVANT OF A KING, AND THE LAST COLONIAL GOVERNOR OF NEW JERSEY. Franklin, 8 x 3.25, February 11th, 1775, by the American-born attorney, soldier, politician, and colonial administrator. He was the acknowledged illegitimate son of Benjamin Franklin. William Franklin was the last colonial Governor of New Jersey, and a steadfast Loyalist throughout the American Revolutionary War. In contrast, his father Benjamin Franklin was one of the most prominent of the Patriot. Leaders of the American Revolution and a Founding Father of the United States. This extremely rare document considers the passage of a bill in New Jersey the year before the start of the American Revolutionary War. In Full: I assent to this Bill enacting the same, and order it to be enrolled. This handwritten document has a large, bold, ink signature and is in fine condition, with irregular edges and minor age toning. William Franklin completed his law education in England, and was admitted to the bar. He and his father Benjamin Franklin became partners and confidants, working together to pursue land grants in what was then called the Northwest (now Midwest). Before they left England, the senior Franklin lobbied hard to procure his son an appointment, especially working with the Prime Minister Lord Bute. In 1763, William Franklin was appointed as the Royal Governor of New Jersey. And while in that position he secretly reported Patriot activities to London. He continued as governor until January 1776, when colonial militiamen placed him under house arrest. Owing to his father’s role as a Founding Father and William’s loyalty to Britain, the relationship between father and son became strained past the breaking point. Once in New York he became the acknowledged leader of the American loyalists and organized military units to fight on the British side. The Surrender at Yorktown in October 1781 dimmed British hopes for victory, and in 1782, William Franklin went into exile in Britain, never to return. Once in London, he became a leading spokesman for the Loyalist community. He was also a founding member of the Royal Society of Edinburg (FRSE). He lived in London until his death. This item has been authenticated and is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity issued by our parent company, History Makers Autographs. We financially stand behind our COA. Ask us about our PSA/DNA and JSA authentication guarantee. YES, WE DO OFFER A LAYAWAY PLAN. THIS IS AN ORIGINAL HAND SIGNED AUTOGRAPH. We do not sell reprints or facsimile autographs. This is our 34. We closed our retail galleries and now are totally internet sales oriented. We are a long-time member of UACC #RD337, PADAH, and the Manuscript Society. Our collectibles make for fantastic additions to long standing collections, great starting points for new collectors looking for trusted authentic material, and make for a truly unique gifts for that special person in your life or corporate gift for a special client. History Makers Autographs offers one of the strongest guarantees available by any dealer. We unconditionally guarantee the authenticity of the document/artwork, without time limit, to the original purchaser. Every item we sell comes with a Certificate of Authenticity clearly stating this guarantee. International Buyers Please Note. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Other Collectible Autographs”. The seller is “stevnowli_0″ and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Signed by: WILLIAM FRANKLIN
- Autograph Authentication: HISTORY MAKERS AUTOGRAPHS
WILLIAM MARBURY: AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT, SIGNED (1811). Author: Marbury, William Title: WILLIAM MARBURY: AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT, SIGNED (1811) Publication: 1811. Description: A two page autograph document, legal (one sheet, 16″ x 11.5″, folded into four pages). Moderate chipping to edges, impacting some of the text (signature line fully intact). Light plus age-toning overall, and some closed tears along folding line. Condition: Good; Dimensions: 8″ x 11.5″. Signature Belonging To: Marbury, William Date: September 25, 1811An indenture signed by William Marbury, chief litigant in the foundational Supreme Court Case Marbury vs. We specialize in out-of-print, used and rare books in all subjects, in addition to art, ephemera, collectibles and more. Any questions or comments are welcome. This listing was created by Bibliopolis. This item is in the category “Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible”. The seller is “ssbantiques” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Author: Marbury, William
- Publisher: Unknown
- Year Printed: 1811