Signer of the Declaration of Independence from New Hampshire (1730-1785), who commanded a brigade of New Hampshire militia at Saratoga in 1777, and then the following year at Rhode Island. Revolutionary War-era full free frank, measuring 11 x 7.25 unfolded with a center panel of 6.5 x 3, addressed by Whipple to his fellow New Hampshire Declaration signer, "The Honble Josiah Bartlett, Esq, Kingston, New-Hampshire," and franked in the lower left corner, "Free, W. Whipple." Annotated May 10, 1779, on the lower panel. In fine condition, with two areas of seal-related paper loss. From the Collection of Dr. Lawrence E. Miller.
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