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    [Revolutionary War]. Newspaper: The Pennsylvania Evening Post. Four pages, approx. 8" x 10", Philadelphia, August 22, 1776. Compelling issue of what would become America's first daily newspaper, includes an account of the capture of Captain James Tracy and his brave men, aboard the ship Yankee Hero. Captain Tracy and his shipmates fought valiantly, but were overtaken by the British, "whose navy has been the dread of nations." Also containing period advertisements, including one reading: "To be SOLD, a hearty country born NEGRO WENCH, about eighteen years of age, who has had the smallpox, and can wash, iron, and cook. Inquire of the printer.", which openly displays the casual heartlessness of slavery.

    Condition: Fragile, with moderate toning and scattered foxing. Weakness and slight paper loss at the vertical fold.


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