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Franklin and Hall Pennsylvania gazette. [No. 1938 (February 13, 1766)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08803 Author/Creator: Franklin and Hall Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Newspaper Date: 13 February 1766 Pagination: 4 p. ; 40 x 26 cm.

Summary of Content: The lead article on p. 1 criticizes the Stamp Act. A letter from Charleston, also on the front page, notes that there are too few Sons of Liberty there. A brief extract from Albany Fort on p. 2 reports Indians taking scalps. News of other controversies surrounding the Stamp Act in New York and Boston appear on p. 2-3. Also includes a letter from Henry Seymour Conway, one of King George III's principal secretary's, to the Governor of Massachusetts Sir Francis Bernard urging him to suppress the insubordination in the colony in response to Stamp Act. Also contains news from Europe and many advertisements.

Background Information: Signer of the U.S. Constitution.

People: Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790
Bernard, Francis, Sir, 1712-1779

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Stamp ActTaxes or TaxationGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsSons of LibertyPoliticsRebellionFortificationAmerican Indian HistoryAtrocityGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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