Our Collection

At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 70,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World to soldiers’ letters from World War II and Vietnam. Explore primary sources, visit exhibitions in person or online, or bring your class on a field trip.

Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790) Pennsylvania gazette. [No. 947 (February 3, 1747)]

Order a pdf of this item here.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06670.088 Author/Creator: Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Newspaper Date: 3 February 1747 Pagination: 4 p. ; 31 x 21 cm.

Summary of Content: Includes international news from various overseas newspapers. Domestic news and classified ads inhabit pages 1, 3, and 4. Massachusetts Bay governor William Shirley's speech to the general assembly of that province regarding acts of hostility between Indians and French Canadians. Also discusses settling boundary disputes between Massachusetts and Rhode Island. 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
Shirley, William, 1694-1771

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Global History and CivicsForeign AffairsGovernment and CivicsMilitary HistoryAmerican Indian HistorySlaveryRunaway SlaveAfrican American HistoryFugitive Slave ActIndentured ServantCanadaFranceFrench and Indian WarBoundary or Property Dispute

Sub Era:

Order a Copy Citation Guidelines for Online Resources