Abstracts from Ben Franklin's "Pennsylvania Gazette," 1728-1748
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Arranged chronologically from 1728 to 1748 during the period of Franklin's personal charge, this useful reference tool consists of genealogical abstracts of the most important newspaper in 18th-century America the "Pennsylvania Gazette." Here one reads of fires, accidents, crimes, desertions, mutinies, piracies, and, in the advertisements, listings of merchants, artisans, teachers, and shippers. The 12,000 persons indexed are by no means limited to Pa., but appear in all the Colonies, especially N.J., Del., and Md. (720pp. index. Gen. Pub. Co., 2011 reprint of 1975 ed.)
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