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Lot Sym. Lot Description  
2954 c imageJohn Langdon. Delegate from New Hampshire (Continental Congresses of 1775-77, 1786-87), framer and signer of the Constitution, U.S. Senator (1789-1801), later Governor of New Hampshire, free frank "free J. Langdon" as Senator on folded cover addressed in his hand to Nicholas Gilman in Boston, "II/IV" (Jun. 11) Franklin mark and "Free" handstamp, 1795 receipt docketing, Very Fine (Image) E. 500-750

SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction
2955 c imageFrancois X. Martin. Free frank "Free Francois X. Martin" as postmaster of New Bern N.C. on folded cover to Mathew Carey at Philadelphia, receipt docketing "Newbern, March 22, 1790. F. X. Martin", minor wear and small tears along folds, Fine, Martin was a well-respected American jurist who earned the title "Father of Louisiana Jurisprudence" (Image) E. 200-300

SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction
2956 c imageAlexander Martin. Governor of N.C. 1782-84 and 1789-92, delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1787, U.S. Senator 1793-99, signature endorsement (but not free-franked) on folded cover addressed in his hand to Mathew Carey in Philadelphia, bold brownish-black "PETERSBURG JUNE 7" straightline datestamp, manuscript "3" dwt rate, "1/5" due in local currency (3dwt=9p x 1.67 inflation factor=15p plus 2p carrier fee, or 1sh5p), Extremely Fine, no yeardate but ca. 1789-92 and probably endorsed during his term as governor (Image) E. 300-400

SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction
2957 c imageArthur St. Clair. President of the Continental Congress (1787-88), delegate from Pennsylvania (1785-87), first commander-in-chief of the U.S. military and the first Governor of the Northwest Territory (1791), free frank "Majr. Genl. St. Clair" on folded cover addressed in his hand to General Irvine at Carlisle Pa., no date, small mends along fold, Very Fine (Image) E. 750-1,000

SOLD for $650.00
Will close during Public Auction
2958 c imageWinfield Scott. Free frank "Free. Winfield Scott, Lieut. Genl." on yellow cover with "Official Business" imprint crossed out and addressed in Scott's hand to Charles Biddle in Philadelphia, "New-York Mar. 28" double-circle datestamp and cork cancel, no yeardate but ca. 1863, a bit reduced at left, otherwise Very Fine (Image) E. 200-300

SOLD for $140.00
Will close during Public Auction
2959 c imageWinfield Scott. Two covers, each with free frank "Free. Winfield Scott, Major Genl." and addressed in his hand, red Washington D.C. datestamps and "Free", one to General W. N. Irvine at Gettysburg Pa. (Aug. 31), other to W. A. Irvine "Son of the late Genl. C. Irvine", no yeardates but ca. 1850, formed has small stain, latter has backflap removed, both a bit worn, yet presentable and scarce (Image) E. 200-300

SOLD for $120.00
Will close during Public Auction
2960 c imageWinfield Scott. Nine covers with free frank "Free. Winfield Scott" (either Major Gen. or Lieut. Gen. rank) addressed in his hand to Gen. George Cadwalader in Philadelphia, New York or Washington D.C. datestamps (several in red), minor toning or faults, generally Very Fine (Image) E. 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
2961 c imageJeremiah Wadsworth. Connecticut delegate to Continental Congress (1788), member of the Connecticut convention which ratified the U.S. Constitution in 1788, free frank "Free J Wadsworth" as member of First United States Congress on folded cover to John Chaloner in Philadelphia, bold "NEW-YORK * july 20" straightline and "Free" handstamp, receipt docketing "Jer Wadsworth July 10, 1790", some wear along folds, otherwise Very Fine, this form of Wadsworth's free frank is very rare (he only served as a U.S. congressman until 1790) (Image) E. 200-300

SOLD for $1,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
2962 c imageJeremiah Wadsworth. Connecticut delegate to Continental Congress (1788), member of the Connecticut convention which ratified the U.S. Constitution in 1788, free frank "Free J Wadsworth" as delegate on folded cover to John Chaloner in Philadelphia, faint "N. YORK JUL. 27" straightline and "Free" handstamp, receipt docketing "New York 27 July 1788 Jere Wadsworth", dark toning along file fold, otherwise Fine (Image) E. 200-300

SOLD for $150.00
Will close during Public Auction
2963 c imageDaniel Webster. Free frank as U.S. Senator "Danl. Webster U.S. Senate" on folded cover addressed to R. L. Coet in New York City, red "Washington City D.C. Free Feb. 26" datestamp and matching "Free" handstamp, slightly toned file fold, Very Fine (Image) E. 200-300

SOLD for $650.00
Will close during Public Auction
2964 c Free Franks. Approximately 200 covers with wide range of free franks from lesser-known late 18th and early to mid-19th century historical figures, various correspondences, the best part of the group is the section of delegates to the Continental Congress and Constitutional Convention incl. Jere. Wadsworth, Gouverneur Morris (badly stained), John Kean, J. T. Gilman, James R. Reid, Benjamin Huntington, Thomas Burke and others, large group of Pennsylvania politicians, a few "bundles" with the same frank, condition varies but many Very Fine covers throughout E. 3,000-4,000

SOLD for $6,750.00
Will close during Public Auction

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