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A letter from Ben Franklin... Cultivating tea in America...
Item # 668559
April 27, 1786
NEW HAVEN GAZETTE & THE CONNECTICUT MAGAZINE, April 27, 1786 (year in Roman numerals)
* Benjamin Franklin letter
Inside has a letter from 1725 signed by Benjamin Franklin, exhibiting his business acumen, prefaced with: "...written by the celebrated Dr. Benjamin Franklin 65 years ago when he was apprentice to a printer in Little Britain...it exhibits the vicissitudes of fortune in a man whose convenience perhaps depended in ;a great degree upon the sale of the merest trifle, though he became afterwards the author of a most momentous revolution and Disposer of Empires."
The back page has a piece beginning: "May not TEA be cultivated in some parts of the United States?..." with more on this.
Eight pages, 9 by 10 1/4 inches, minor margin wear & some light foxing, good condition.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's