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Lot 22: FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN. Document Signed, "BFranklin / Presid't," as President of the Executive Council of PA, ordering Treasurer David Rit

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November 1, 2016

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Description: FRANKLIN ORDERS PAYMENT OF LARGE SUM OF PAPER MONEY TO LOAN OFFICE FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN. Document Signed, "BFranklin / Presid't," as President of the Executive Council of PA, ordering Treasurer David Rittenhouse to pay £15,000 "of the new Emission of paper money" to the Trustees of the General Loan Office. Countersigned by Comptroller General John Nicholson. 6x7 1/2 inches; paper repairs to upper and lower and left edges with minor loss to text at upper edge, faint dampstaining at lower edge, receipt signatures verso, folds. Philadelphia, 6 December 1785

Notes: with--Retained copy of typed document, granting the Papers of Benjamin Franklin permission to reproduce the "Order signed by Benjamin Franklin . . . to pay to the 'Trustees of the General Loan Office Fifteen Thousand Pounds . . . '." Signed by Editor Leonard W. Labaree.

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