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DUNLAP, John (1747-1812) Dunlap at the age of eighteen entered the business of printing, and in November 1771 began the publication of the Pennsylvania " Packet." This paper was changed into a daily in 1784, the first in the United States, and afterward became the "North American and United States Gazette." Mr. Dunlap was appointed printer to congress, and first printed the "Declaration of Independence." He was an officer in the first troop of Philadelphia cavalry, which became the bodyguard of Washington at Trenton and Princeton. In 1780 he gave £4,000 to supply provisions to the Revolutionary army. Manuscript Document Signed, "John Dunlap" as witness, 2p. folio, March 15, 1784, Buck County, Pennsylvania, being a power of attorney document where Hanna Harris bestows power to John Hunter. About VG.
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He Printed the Pennyslvania Packet

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Minimum Bid: $1,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,292.50
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Auction closed on Tuesday, February 28, 2006.
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