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Beautiful masthead, two Judaica advertisements...
Item # 643879
April 5, 1783
PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 5, 1783
* Rare 18th century American title
* Great masthead engraving for display
One of the most displayable newspaper of the Revolutionary War era given the large & decorative engraving in the masthead (see). The front page is a detailed advertisement by "Isaac Franks", a notable Jewish financier who served under Washington during the war. The back page has an ad by: "Haym Salomons" a leading Jewish financier of the day who did much to secure the finances of the nation during the war.
Page 3 has news from Charleston which includes: "...Saturday the 8th inst. intelligence was received that a party of tories under the command of the notorious Cunningham & Fanning had made their appearance to the southward, plundering & destroying all that opposed them, that they had reacted Col. Thompson's plantation which they had stript of every thing moveable." An item from Philadelphia notes: "Yesterday sailed from hence for South Carolina, a flag ship, with a number of families for Charles-Town, from whence they were drove by the humane British."
Four pages, very nice condition.