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Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790) Pennsylvania gazette. [No. 992 (December 15, 1747)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06670.122 Author/Creator: Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Newspaper Date: 15 December 1747 Pagination: 4 p. ; 31 x 21.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Domestic news and classified ads inhabit pages 1 through 4. Messages from the president and council of Pennsylvania to the assembly of that province regarding public funds and news. Includes the assembly's responses. Article discussing division of Philadelphia lottery proceeds. Section reserved for announcing the indentured servitude of residents, the return of runaway slaves, and departing ships.

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

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

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

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