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Decorative masthead... Runaway reward ad...



Item # 664272

February 01, 1783

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET, Philadelphia,  Feb. 1, 1783 

* Nice masthead
* Rare publication


The front page is entirely taken up with ads including an: "Eight Dollars Reward" ad for "...a likely [Black] Wench..." with details, and a "Ten Dollars Reward" for a runaway "...[Black]Man named Adam...".
Page 2 has a small bit noting: "From the known principles of the premier, respecting the American contest...from the unhappy loyalists it may naturally be concluded that the colonial war will not yet be terminated."
The balance of the issue is taken up with other news of the day and more advertisements.
Four pages, ornate lettering in the masthead, some water staining near the top, even foxing throughout.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's