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Collection Reference Number GLC06604
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1778 
Title Boston Gazette and Country Journal. [No. 1235 (April 27, 1778)]
Date 27 April 1778
Author Edes, Benjamin (1732-1803)  
Document Type Newspapers and Magazines
Content Description 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.
Subjects Revolutionary War  Military History  Continental Congress  Congress  Government and Civics  Taxes or Taxation  Law  Merchants and Trade  Commerce  Slavery  Emancipation  African American History  Abolition  
People Edes, Benjamin (1732-1803)  Morton, Perez (1751-1837)  
Place written Boston, Massachusetts
Theme Naval & Maritime; Merchants & Commerce; Government & Politics; Slavery & Abolition; African Americans
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information 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.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859