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Dunlap, John (1747-1812) Pennsylvania Packet or the general advertiser. [Vol. 3, no. 117 (January 17, 1774)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08689 Author/Creator: Dunlap, John (1747-1812) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Newspaper Date: 17 January 1774 Pagination: 4 p. ; 49 x 32.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Prints on page two an account on the manumission of slaves calculating what the estimated costs would be to pay for the manumission of all slaves in the Colony. Also includes news from New York, Boston, and Philadelphia and public postings.

Background Information:

People: Dunlap, John, 1747-1812

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarManumissionEmancipationSlaveryAbolitionFinanceAfrican American History

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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