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PENNSYLVANIA

PHILADELPHIA.

617. The Pennsylvania packet, or the General advertiser. t.w., s.w., July 4, 1778-Oct. 11, 1783.

Note: Continuation of The Pennsylvania packet, or, The General advertiser, Lancaster, Pa., which had formerly been published at Philadelphia as Dunlap's Pennsyllvania packet, or, The General advertiser. The first issue after its return to Philadelphia was July 4, 1778. The facsimile of the Seept. 21, 1784, issue calls this paper the first daily published in America. The issue of Sept. 19, 1787, printed verbatim the Constitution of the United States two days after it was presented to the Convention, along with two resolutions of the Convention pertaining to it. This may be the first public printing of the Constitution. Continued by The Pennsylvania packet, and general advertiser, starting with the issue of Oct. 14, 1783.

Publisher: July 4, 1778, John Dunlap. Oct. 17, 1780, John Dunlap and David C. Claypoole. Jan. 2, 1781, David C. Claypoole.

Periodicity varies: July 4, 1778-Apr. 4, 1780, tri-weekly. Apr. 8, 1780-June 9, 1781, semi-weekly. June 12, 1781-Oct. 11, 1783, tri-weekly.

L.C. file contains:


1778. July 4-Dec. 31. 1 v. Extra: Dec. 21. Supplement: July 6. Mutilated: July 14. Missing: July 11. V. 1347
1779. Jan. 2-June 29. 1 v. Extraordinary: Feb. 23. Bled: Feb. 23 extraordinary. V. 1348
1779.
July 1-Dec. 30. 1 v. Extraordinary: Sept. 2, 10. Postscript: Dec. 16. V. 1349
1780. Jan. 1-June 27. 1 v. Bled: Mar. 16. V. 1350
1780.
July 1-Dec. 30. 1 v. V. 1351
1781. Jan. 2-June 30. 1 v. Postscript: June 11, 12. V. 1352
1781.
July 2-Dec. 29. 1 v. Postscript: Aug. 14. V. 1353
1782. Jan. 1-June 29. 1 v. Postscript: May 7. Supplement: Feb. 17. V. 1354
1782.
July 2-Dec. 31. 1 v. Postscript: Sept. 5, 12.
Supplement: July 23.
V. 1355
1783. Jan. 2-Oct. 11. 1 v. Postscript: Aug. 4, Sept. 25. Supplement: Apr. 9, July 17, 24. V. 1356

MICROFORMS
1778-1783. July 4-Oct. 11. Missing: Nov. 28, 1782. (microprint)
1778-1783. July 4-Oct. 11. (microfilm) #3215

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