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A eulogy on the life of Ben Franklin...



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May 19, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, May 19, 1790  The entire front page and most of page 2 are taken up with lengthy & very detailed discussion on: "Congress - House of Representatives" on the report of the Secretary of the Treasury.
Page 2 has two-thirds of a column headed: "Notices Of Dr. Franklin" which reads like a eulogy on him, having died just the previous month. A few bits note: "...is astonishing how the whole city was moved--His funeral was as crowded as at the entry of Gen. Washington; all seemed as if they had lost a parent  or a friend...The state officers, etc. go in mourning...He died as he lived, doing good. Beloved whilst alive, he will be canonized now dead..." and much more.
Page 3 has a short bit: "The public may be assured that the President of the United States is recovering from his indisposition."
Four pages, wide, never-trimmed margins, small binding holes at the blank spine, a bit of light damp staining near the margins.

Item from Catalog 313 (released for December, 2021)...

Category: The 1600's and 1700's