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Dunlap, John]: [Pennsylvania Packet]
POSTSCRIPT TO THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET. No. 184. JULY 4, 1775 [caption title]
[Philadelphia, 1775. Broadsheet, approximately 16 1/4 x 10 inches. Edges chipped, upper left corner nearly torn away. Several small binding holes, not affecting text. Tanned, light foxing. Verso moderately soiled. About good. Supplement to the Philadelphia newspaper, PENNSYLVANIA PACKET, published by John Dunlap in various guises until 1800. At this time the periodical was printed weekly and often carried important first public printings of Revolutionary and early federal news and government documents. After the end of the Revolution it went on to become the nation's first successful daily paper. This issue contains reports from across Europe that had recently arrived on ships from London and Belfast. The final short item notes that the Continental Congress has appointed George Washington "General and Commander in Chief of all the American forces."
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [New Haven, CT, U.S.A.]
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