[Philadelphia. February, 1775]. Broadsheet, approximately 16 1/4 x 10 inches. Edges slightly chipped, a few small binding holes not affecting text. Tanned, light foxing. Good. Item #WRCAM51561
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 copy of a speech by Lord Belhaven before Parliament on the union of England and Scotland and decrying English animosities toward the Scots, as well as resolutions from the Committee of York County, Pa., in response to those of the Continental Congress.