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Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790) Pennsylvania gazette. [No. 749 (April 21, 1743)]


Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06670.013 Author/Creator: Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Newspaper Date: 21 April 1743 Pagination: 4 p. ; 30.5 x 24.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Includes international news from various overseas newspapers. Letter to the House of Lords from the prince of Orange and Nassau regarding his promotion to Lieutenant General. Letter from the magistrates of Edinburg to their representative, Archibald Steuart, instructing him to protect their intersts. Letter to Lord Viscount Perceval from the Burgesses of Westminster regarding the brutish behavior of King George. Domestic news and classified ads inhabit pages 3 and 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

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

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

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