Sep 28, 2017 - Sale 2455

Sale 2455 - Lot 122

Price Realized: $ 4,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN.) Land grant form titled "By the Proprietaries," printed by Franklin. Printed form, 8 1/4 x 12 3/4 inches, completed in manuscript and docketed on verso; moderate wear and toning at folds. In a modern tray case. Philadelphia, 24 August 1753 [printed in 1748]

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In addition to books, pamphlets, and government documents, Franklin also printed legal forms. His account books record that he printed 200 of these Proprietaries forms for Nicholas Scull, Pennsylvania's surveyor general. This example is completed as a grant to Gottlieb Demutt for 50 acres in Allemingle, Northampton County. It is signed by James Hamilton (then the colony's lieutenant governor) and endorsed with Scull's signature. Miller A203.