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Dunlap, John (1747-1812) Pennsylvania packet or the general advertiser. [March 21, 1780]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08748.05 Author/Creator: Dunlap, John (1747-1812) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Newspaper Date: 21 March 1780 Pagination: 4 p. : newspaper ; 42.8 x 28 cm.

Summary of Content: Contains dispatches of General George Washington and Congress. Includes reports on various ships, and war news from Georgia. Contains a report from the House of Commons pertaining to a bill for the encouragement of Irish trade. Includes a report on Continental troops taking a British officer (Captain Ogden) hostage near Tarrytown, New York. Refers to an investigation conducted by General Philip Schuyler related to events in Canada. Contains an extract of minutes of the General Assembly, authorized by Assembly Clerk Thomas Paine, related to "An Act for striking the sum of One hundred thousand pounds in Bills of Credit, for the present relief of the Army ... " Contains notices of sale, one of which depicts the printed image of a black horse.

Background Information: Besides printing the Packet, Dunlap also served as a printer for Congress.

People: Dunlap, John, 1747-1812
Washington, George, 1732-1799
Schuyler, Philip John, 1733-1804
Paine, Thomas, 1737-1809

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralPresidentContinental CongressCongressCommerceGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsMerchants and TradePrisoner of WarContinental ArmyCanadaSoldier's PayEconomicsFinance

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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