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Two letters written by Ben Franklin... A slave petitions for freedom...
Item # 647337 THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, October, 1790 This title, along with the "Columbian Magazine", has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, both published in Philadelphia. The Museum was published by Mathew Carey and existed from January, 1787 thru the end of 1792.
Articles include: "Remarks on Capital Punishment" "Sketch of the Nature & Causes of Diseases" "Short Account of Mr. McGillivray" who was the famous chief of the Creek Indians; "On the Architecture of America" "Letter from Dr. Franklin to a Lady in France"
Most of a page is taken up with: "The Whistle--A True Story. Written by Dr. Franklin to his Nephew"; a letter: "...on the Manufacture of Wine from the Grapes of America..."; an interesting court case involving a slave, Joseph Sawyer, vs. the owner, Abraham Saunders in a "Petition for Freedom" (see)
Complete in 48 pages, 5 by 8 inches, disbound with full title/contents page, nice condition.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's