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Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790) Pennsylvania gazette. [No. 1118 (May 17, 1750)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06670.142 Author/Creator: Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Newspaper Date: 17 May 1750 Pagination: 4 p. ; 33.5 x 21.25 cm.

Summary of Content: Includes international news from various overseas newspapers. Fable entitled "The Catterpillar and Butterfly" on page one. Domestic news and classified ads inhabit pages 1 through 4. Advertisement for the sale of lottery tickets. The death of John Kinsey, speaker of the assembly of New Jersey, announced. 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
Hall, David, 1714-1772
Kinsey, John, 1693-1750

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

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

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