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Displayable Colonial Philadelphia newspaper...



Item # 555137

October 5, 1772

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET, Philadelphia, October 5, 1772 

* Displayable Colonial Philadelphia newspaper

This newspaper features one of the more beautiful masthead to be had for the 18th century (see photos) with the ship engraving & very ornate lettering.

The front page is entirely taken up with ads, one being "To Be Sold, A likely young Negro Woman..." with details, and another ad: "Four Dollars Reward" for a "...certain John Dolan...a bold impudent fellow, much given to strong drink & very apt to swear..." and another "Thirty Pounds Reward" for: "...a dark Mulattoe Slave who goes by the name of Charles Harding...".

Pgs. 2 & 3 have various news reports with one item including: "...as the prodigious emigrations to the Mississippi & the Ohio render the circumstance of a settlement on each of these rivers unavoidable..." with more (see photos).

Complete in 4 pages. Archival strengthening at the blank spine margin affects nothing. There is a small 1 by 3 inch ad cut from the front leaf affecting some European text on pg. 2. This loss is almost unnoticeable when the issue is closed (back leaf text "fills in") but is noticeable when opened. Save for this the margins are untrimmed and the issue is in very nice, clean condition. Some very discrete archival mends to pgs. 2 & 3 are almost unnoticeable.

A very displayable newspaper from the colonial era.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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