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April 28, 1694

THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, England, April 28, 1694
* 17th century vegan farmer

 This interesting question/answer format newspaper begins with a question concerning: "...Robert Cooke...and why he doth not eat fish, flesh; milk, butter &etc. nor drink wine nor beer...nor wear woolen clothes (but linnen)...".  Cook's answer is lengthy and detailed.
Robert Cook was an Irish eccentric farmer & early veganism activist. Much more about him is found on the internet.
Complete as a single sheet issue, 7 1/2 by 12 1/2 inches, nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's