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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1778
|Boston Gazette and Country Journal. [No. 1235 (April 27, 1778)]
|27 April 1778
|Edes, Benjamin (1732-1803)
|Newspapers and Magazines
|Discusses military matters pertaining to the Revolutionary War. Reports on governmental matters related to the Continental Congress, including taxation, acts of Congress, and business proceedings of the East India Company. Includes a lengthy statement from Perez Morton defending himself from the "false suggestion, and gross misrepresentations of a man ... that I had undertaken in the way of my professions to free the negroes, who were held as slaves in this state. This charge I there not only utterly denied, but pledged my honor to clear up : assuring him, that in no single instance ... was the right of holding them as slaves ever made a question ... " Public notices appear on the last page.
|Revolutionary War Military History Continental Congress Congress Government and Civics Taxes or Taxation Law Merchants and Trade Commerce Slavery Emancipation African American History Abolition
|Edes, Benjamin (1732-1803) Morton, Perez (1751-1837)
|Naval & Maritime; Merchants & Commerce; Government & Politics; Slavery & Abolition; African Americans
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|Perez Morton, from Boston, served as a lawyer, orator, speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, and attorney-general of Massachusetts. Benjamin Edes printed the Gazette during the American Revolution.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859