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Honors to Ben Franklin... No more slave trade...
Item # 676828
March 01, 1794
NEW YORK MAGAZINE OR LITERARY REPOSITORY, March, 1794 The issue is filled mostly with an eclectic collection of articles, while the back two pages contains news items of the day.
Among the articles are: "A Humorous Description of Mortality, said to be written by the late Jonathan Swift...". Also a lengthy: "Extract from the Journal of the Society of 1789...the following Eulogium on Benjamin Franklin." This is an exhaustive examination of his life and his scientific & political achievements, taking 5 1/2 pages. This was a year before Franklin's death.
Among the news reports is mention that: "The bill prohibiting the carrying on the Slave Trade from the ports of the United States to any foreign place or country, has received the President's approbation and signature."
Certainly one of the less common 18th century American magazine titles, existing from just 1790 to 1797.
No plates are present.
Complete in 64 pages, lacking a full title/contents page, 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches with wide, untrimmed margins (save for the first two leaves), minor foxing, generally nice condition.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's