|Documents - Historical|
|Realisation Price||525.00 USD|
Goldberg Auctioneers / Collectibles Auction - 27/07/2019 / Manuscripts / Lot 40
Franklin, William -- Marriage Certificate Signed by Benjamin Franklin's Son As Governor of New Jersey (1730-1813) American soldier, attorney, colonial administrator and the acknowledged illegitimate son of Benjamin Franklin. Franklin was a steadfast Loyalist throughout the American Revolutionary War, while his father was a Patriot, causing an irreconcilable break between them. Document signed ("Wm. Franklin") as Colonial Governor of New Jersey, one page, 8 x 12"., Burlington, New Jersey, Dec. 11, 1770. A certificate of marriage between Aron Mershon and Mary Pearson, with decorative calligraphy accomplished in black ink. Age toned; some chipping around the edges and a couple of small holes at fold intersections. Slight fold separation at left edge barely touches the top of the "W" in the bold signature, which looks amazingly like his father's.