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Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790) Pennsylvania gazette. [No. 742 (March 3, 1743)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06670.007 Author/Creator: Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Newspaper Date: 3 March 1743 Pagination: 4 p. ; 30.5 x 24.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Includes international news from various overseas newspapers. Letter from the Cardinal de Fleury to the Marshal Count Koningsegg of the Hague regarding the latter's distributing of a private letter from the Cardinal. Includes King George II's speech to Parliament on 16 November 1742 and an account of the abduction of Joseph Guy by a Spanish privateer. Also, an obituary of Francis Pardigo, aged 114 years old. Domestic news and classified ads inhabit pages 2 through 4. Section reserved for announcing the indentured servitude of residents and the return of runaway slaves.

Background Information: Continues "The Universal instructor in all arts and sciences, and Pennsylvania gazette." Issues have a subtitle, "Containing the freshest advices, foreign and domestick." Suspended publication at Philadelphia with the issue ...of Sept. 10, 1777, upon the arrival of the British troops. Published at York, Pa., Dec. 20, 1777-June 20, 1778. Continued by "The Pennsylvania gazette, and weekly advertiser," published in Philadelphia, starting with the issue of Jan. 5, 1779. Published by Benjamin Franklin and Hugh Meredith, 2 October 1729. Benjamin Franklin 11 May 1732. Benjamin Franklin and David Hall, 12 January 1748. No name given 21 November 1765. David Hall, 6 February 1766. David Hall and William Sellers, 8 May 1766. William and David Hall and William Sellers, 30 December 1772.See More

People: Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790
Fleury, André Hercule de, 1653-1743
George II, King of Great Britain, 1683-1760

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Global History and CivicsForeign AffairsGovernment and CivicsMilitary HistoryAmerican Indian HistorySlaveryRunaway SlaveAfrican American HistoryFugitive Slave ActIndentured ServantPrivateeringNavyMilitary HistoryPrisonerDeath

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