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Death of two signers of the Declaration of Independence...



Item # 647251

May 18, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 18, 1791 

* Francis Hopkinson & Benjamin Harrison V deaths
* Declaration of Independence signers - Founding Fathers


Listed under "Died" on pg. 3 is: "...In Virginia; Hon. Benjamin Harrison, Esq. formerly Govenour of that State..." and "...At Philadelphia, Hon. Francis Hopkinson, Esq. District Judge of the United States, for the State of Pennsylvania. The interests of science and patriotism will long deplore the loss of this valuable citizen..." (see photos). Both of these men were signers of the Declaration of Independence.
Page 2 has an interesting item on the derivation of the term "Yankee", as well as a letter headed "Mr. Paine, in his reply to Mr. Burke, tells the following Anecdote of Dr. Franklin" (see photos).
Four pages, very nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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