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Ben Frankin, Alexander Hamilton, and the letter "K"...



Item # 631065

May 23, 1801

THE PORT FOLIO, Philadelphia, May 23, 1801  Edited by Joseph Dennie under the pseudonym "Oliver Oldschool" and Asbury Dickins, it espoused republican values and was the first important political & literary journal in the United States.
Inside articles include: "GENERAL [Alexander] HAMILTON'S ADDRESS TO THE ELECTORS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK", "PEOPLE OF COLOR", and "EPISTOLARY", the last which is a printing of a letter penned by Dr. [Benjamin] Franklin. Another rather interesting article is found on page 164 (the issues were paginated consecutively throughout each year), being: "REASONS FOR RETAINING THE LETTER K, IN THE ALPHABET, ADDRESSED TO MR. WOODFALL, AN INGENIOUS PRINTER."
The issue is in very nice condition, is complete in 8 pages, & measures 10 1/2 by 12 3/4 inches.

Category: Pre-Civil War