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Very Rare 1748 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN'S NEWSPAPER Old Colonial Pennsylvania Gazette *
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Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE, Philadelphia, February 2, 1747-8
* Very rare & desirable Benjamin Franklin issue
The reason for the double date is for the two calendars in use at the time. Under the Julian calendar the year would be 1747; under the Gregorian calendar (used today) the year would be 1748.
This is unquestionably one of the most famous newspapers of the colonial era, almost entirely because it was printed by Benjamin Franklin, as indicated by the imprint at the bottom of page 4 which lists him by name, and identifies him as the Postmaster as well: "Printed by B. FRANKLIN, Post-Master, and D. HALL, at the New-Printing-Office, near the Market." (see) Franklin's imprint only appeared in the Penna. Gazette thru 1765, and many issues of this period are not found with the imprint as it often appeared on the advertising leaf, commonly thrown away. This is an issue complete with all four pages. And the best part of this issue is the early date. This is the earliest Pennsylvania Gazette newspaper with the Franklin imprint we have offered in many years.
Page 2 has a letter from Oswego mentioning: "A number of the five Nations of Indians went last summer from these parts to Canada...but we can't learn any thing of their errand except that one of their women has privately informed us that they had engaged with the Governor of Canada to take up the Hatchet against us, & to be ready at all calls. The black Prince, a great Sachem of the Onondagoes, died there this fall." Other reports as well and a wealth of ads including three illustrated ship ads.
Complete in 4 pages, measures 8 1/4 by 12 inches, in very nice condition with a few minor ink stains. One of the nicer Franklin imprint issues we have offered.
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