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    1781 "Pennsylvania Packet" Revolutionary Era Newspaper Here is a fine example of one of the earliest and most important American newspapers, published by David C. Claypoole, the first official printer to Congress. This issue of The Pennsylvania Packet or, the General Advertiser is dated March 27, 1781 and has a very displayable and interesting front page with two great woodcut illustrations, one of a fish in an advertisement for fishing tackle and the other of Godolphin. "A Full sized beautiful Bay... inferior in blood and figure to no horse in America." Also featured on the front page are various other ads and notices including a runaway slave ad proclaiming "Five Hard Dollars Reward" for "A Negro Man named HARRY, of a yellow complexion." A long article about the alliance between France and America is included as is a Proclamation from the (Continental) Congress for a "Day of Humiliation, Fasting and Prayer" signed in type by President Samuel Huntington. Four pages, disbound, light folds, approximately 10" x 16" in size and in fine condition with a repaired tear on the back page. An historical rarity with hours of fascinating reading awaits the winning bidder of this lot.

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