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Ben Franklin's will, and much more...



Item # 687400 THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, January, 1792

* Benjamin Franklin's will

The bulk of the issue is taken up with a wide range of eclectic articles as noted on the full title/contents page.
The issue begins with: "Extracts from Dr. Franklin's Will" which takes over a full page and provides many details on various beneficiaries.
Also within: "Thoughts on Dueling" "The Child Trained up for the Gallows" "A Description of the Dismal Swamp in Virginia" "The Distresses of a Frontier Inhabitant" "Fourteen Causes which Enrich a Country" "On the Climate of South Carolina" and much more.
Near the back is a: "Collection of Publick Acts Papers, etc." including 3 Acts of Congress, each noted as: "Approved by the President...", and also: "Abstract of the Proceedings of Congress" taking several pages. Then: "Domestick Chronicle" with news of the day, state-by-state and which includes much on Indian troubles. 
Complete in 72 pages, 5 by 8 inches, full title/contents page great condition.

Eighteenth century American magazines are increasingly scarce in today's market. This title was published  by the famed Isaiah Thomas, the patriot printer from the Revolutionary War & founder of the American Antiquarian Society.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's