1774 · [Philadelphia
by [Dunlap, John]: [Pennsylvania Packet]
[Philadelphia, 1774. Broadsheet, approximately 16 1/4 x 10 inches. Edges slightly chipped, two small binding holes not affecting text. Tanned, light foxing. 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 a letter from an anonymous English officer reporting on his attempted negotiation with American patriots, relating his demand that their "return to obedience must be established by means the most coersive and severe; but such is their fatal obstinancy that every effort for conciliation was refuted." It also contains resolutions of the Massachusetts provincial congress from late October, 1774, which take up issues such as non-importation and non- consumption of English goods. (Inventory #: WRCAM51557)