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Draper, John (1702-1762) The Boston news-letter. [No. 2036 (September 6, 1759)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.452.03 Author/Creator: Draper, John (1702-1762) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Newspaper Date: 6 September 1759 Pagination: 4 p. ; 39.5 x 25 cm.

Summary of Content: Prints a proclamation from the Governor of Massachusetts Bay. Articles detail news from London, New York, Philadelphia, and the St. Lawrence River, Quebec area. Also includes information on arrivals and departures of privateer ships, military happenings, public notices, and the lottery.

People: Draper, John, 1702-1762

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Government and CivicsLawGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyCanadaPrivateeringMaritimeMilitary HistoryLottery

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