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John Dickinson - PA farmer...
Item # 548504
November 7, 1782
THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET OR, THE GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, November 7, 1782
* Rare title w/ nice masthead
* Slave advertisements
* John Dickinson - PA farmer
The front page has a notice offering a reward for a runaway "...Negro Wench, named Phebe..."
On page 2 under "Philadelphia" is a extract of a letter from an individual near Fort Pitt that has details about the recent killing of the "Moravian Indians". There is also a message from the "President of Delaware State" to the General Assembly, signed in type: John Dickinson, the famous author of the "Letters from a farmer".
Pg. 2 also has a notice about "falsehoods" being published in the newspapers about John Dickinson, and the reasons why the falsehoods were not contradicted.
The back page has a notice offering a reward for "...a Negro Fellow named Stafford..." and one for "...a Negroe Man, named Harry..."
There are also two notices: "To Be Sold, A Negro Lad, well grown..." & "To Be Sold, A Negro Wench and Child...". Has ornate lettering in the masthead.
Archival mends to several margin tears, second leaf has a piece missing in the upper right corner, a few foxing spots.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's