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From shortly after it was sold by Ben Franklin...
Item # 541844
March 12, 1767
THE PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE, Philadelphia, March 12, 1767
* From shortly after it was sold by Ben Franklin
The front page contains an Act from the Penna. Assembly for a lottery for: "...erecting a house of worship in the borough of Lancaster for the use of the Presbyterian Congregation...".
Page 2 contains various reports from London, as well as from Annapolis, Philadelphia, Williamsburg, Charleston, and Boston.
The back page is entirely taken up with ads, including one for a runaway negro girl, with details (see).
This was the newspaper published by Ben Franklin, his name appearing on the imprint on issues up through 1765, just two years previous to this edition.
Four pages, coat-of-arms engraving in the masthead, and in excellent condition.