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Ben Franklin is returning to America...
Item # 645068
September 5, 1785
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Sept. 5, 1785 A brief note from Paris mentions: "Mr. Franklin is on the point of returning to Philadelphia." and another item: "...from Paris...mention that the celebrated Dr. Franklin, a few days before, had taken his leave of the king and the royal family at Versailles & proposed immediately setting out for the port of Nantz from whence he was to embark for Philadelphia..." with more on him there (see).
The back page has a nice illustrated ad for a "Hat Manufacturer" which shows the classic tricorne (three corner) hat of the colonial period (see hyperlink).
Four pages, minor archival mend at the blank spine, very nice condition.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's