Description[Benjamin Franklin] His 1740 Pamphlet "A Collection of Charters and Other Public Acts" A Collection of Charters and Other Public Acts Relating to the Province of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia: Franklin, 1740). Campbell 142; Evans 4583; Miller 203. Lacking the title leaf [a photostat of it is present], 46 pages, small folio, string bound but ragged at edges with pages beginning to separate at right margin. The contents are organized, for convenience and cheer, as follows. I: The Royal Charter of William Penn, Esquire - II: The First Frame of Government, granted in England, in 1628 - III: The Laws agreed upon in England - IV: Certain Conditions or Concessions - V: The Act of Settlement, made at Chester, 1682 - VI: The Second Frame of Government, Granted in 1683 - VII: The Charter of the City of Philadelphia Granted October 25, 1701 - VIII: The New Charter of Privileges to the Province, Granted October 28, 1701. A rare and desirable item! From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection.
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