Partly-printed DS, signed “B. Franklin,” one page, 15.25 x 11.75, January 29, 1787. Land grant reads, in part “That in consideration of the services rendered by John Galvan in the late army of the United States there is granted by the said commonwealth unto the said John Galvan a certain tract or parcel of land lying in the county of Westmoreland…containing two hundred acres.” Signed in the left border by Franklin, as president of the Supreme Executive Council, with a 3.5 x 2.5 sketch of the parcel of land, with two posts at two corners and a black oak and wild cherry tree at the other corners. Framed so both sides may be viewed to an overall size of 17 x 13.25. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, and scattered toning, creasing, and wrinkling. The large eight-point embossed paper seal is toned and folded. Franklin served as council president until taking a seat at the Constitutional Convention in May of 1787. Land grants with the sketches are seldom seen. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
RR Auction Benjamin Franklin Partly-printed DS signed “B. Franklin”