Walking stick
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Photo courtesy of National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institutuion, Behring Center ( Washington, D.C.)

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probably Paris
Crabtree, gold, and silver(?);
National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Behring Center (Washington, D.C.)
According to Franklin, this walking stick was a gift to him from a French noblewoman of his acquaintance. He bequeathed it to George Washington, with the words of praise, "If it were a Sceptre, he has merited it, and would become it."
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