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Elias Boudinot, Autograph Signature on Free Frank

Boudinot Boldly Signs a Free Frank


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Elias Boudinot Autograph on Free Frank.

Boudinot was a lawyer and great grandson of a French Huguenot who fled his country after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, he became devoted to the Patriotic cause. Besides being one of only thirteen men to become President in the Continental Congress under the Articles of Confederation, he later became the Director of the U.S. Mint.    He was appointed commissary-general of prisoners and in his capacity as President, he signed the treaty of peace with England.  He had wealth and became a great benefactor. 

Free franking allows government officials to send official correspondence through the mails without charge.

Bold ink signature with a stain barely affecting his first name.

Boudinot, Elias (1740 – 1821; 2nd President in Congress)  Autograph Free Frank Signature, clipped.  “Free / Elias Boudinot” with a paraph.