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June 19, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, June 19, 1797 

* Rare 18th century American publication
* 4 runaway slave advertisements (lightly inked)

This was William Cobbett's important and controversial--but short-lived--daily newspaper.
Cobbett was a prolific & controversial publisher who often wrote under the pen-name of "Peter Porcupine." He was famous for sniping at his political opponents, usually those of a Jeffersonian-Republican sentiment. The first issue appeared on March 4, 1797 and the newspaper lasted but 770 issues.
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's