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An early, handsome issue from the colonies... Nice Ben Franklin content...
Item # 687150
July 05, 1762
THE BOSTON EVENING-POST, July 5, 1762
* Rare colonial publication
* Benjamin Franklin
A very handsome issue with an ornate coat-of-arms engraving in the masthead.
Page 2 has a nice, early item on Ben Franklin with an Oxford dateline: "Yesterday Benjamin Franklin, Esq., of Pennsylvania, eminent for his many extraordinary improvements in electrical experiments, was presented by the University to the honorary degree of Doctor in Civil Law..." and a bit more concerning his son being awarded.
Another report mentions a ship: "...carried with him 2500 slaves and 150 free Negroes as bush cutters, rangers, etc, the whole bound to the Havannah...". Page 3 has an: "Extract from Mr. B. Franklin's Letter on Electricity."
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, a very handsome issue in great condition. Two minor archival mends inside near the spine.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's