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From colonial Boston... Ben Franklin...
Item # 569415
May 9, 1768
SUPPLEMENT TO THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Massachusetts, May 9, 1768
* Rare Colonial original
* Benjamin Franklin
This is the "supplement" issue of this short-lived colonial newspaper. The publisher had Loyalist leanings, causing the demise of the paper before the outbreak of war.
Page 2 has a report from Charleston noting: "Both house of assembly i Georgia have appointed Benjamin Franklin, Esq. to be their agent in Great Britain". This is followed by some reports from London on the situation in the colonies (see). A very early report from Detroit begins: "Nothing extraordinary has happened hereabouts this winter; a few Indians killed as usual, by one another, when drunk..." with a bit more. Other news of the day.
Complete in four pages, scattered foxing, measures 8 by 10 1/2 inches, slightly close-trimmed on pg. 2 affects several letters, otherwise good.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's