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Colonial Pennsylvania... Once published by Ben Franklin...



Item # 565634

July 23, 1767

THE PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE, Philadelphia, July 23, 1767  Just a few years previous to this date the newspaper was published by its then owner Benjamin Franklin, and his named appeared in the imprint at the bottom of page 4.
Among the front page ads is one reading: "TO BE SOLD, A Likely Negroe Wench, about 43 Years of Age, can wash, iron, cook, and do any Kind of Housework. "
Page 2 news under London includes: "We learn from Boston in New-England, that the present dispute between the government and assembly chiefly related to the quartering of soldiers, the latter having flatly refused to provide for the maintenance of the troops, pursuant to orders sent lately from England."
Also: "We hear strict orders are sent over to his Majesty's American Governors, to prohibit the holding of any future congress of the different colonies, as was lately done in the case of the stamp-act."
There is also word that: "The Rev. and learned Dr. John Witherspoon...who was in the latter end of the year of 1766 unanimously elected President of the College of New Jersey, has wrote a letter to the...College, declining to accept...that high and important trust."  A back page ad offers a reward for a Negro Man, named London. 
Attached to this issue is a single sheet Supplement containing the prize numbers of the St. Peters Church Lottery, plus a few ads and notice on the reverse. Has an ornate engraving in the masthead. 
The supplement has some minor foxing spots, otherwise the regular issue is in great condition.

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