[Philadelphia. November, 1774]. Broadsheet, approximately 16 1/4 x 10 inches. Edges slightly chipped, two small binding holes not affecting text. Tanned, light foxing. Good. Item #WRCAM51556
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 resolution of a Massachusetts committee chaired by John Hancock to form a provincial congress "to take into consideration the dangerous and alarming situation of public affairs in this province," and a short essay by "Lucius Publicola" decrying the "slavish dependence of Parliaments [that] must ever be productive of heavy national calamities."