The Pennsylvania Gazette: "Containing the Freshest Advices, Foreign and Domestic"

Many people first learned of the Declaration of Independence through their local newspapers, which appeared weekly or more frequently. On July 10, 1776, the week following the proclamation of separation from the Crown, the Declaration filled the first two columns of the front page of The Pennsylvania Gazette. This royal-folio broadsheet newspaper is drawn from the Library's famous collection of early American newspapers.


The Pennsylvania Gazette, no. 2481, July 10, 1776. Philadelphia: Hall & Sellers, at the New Printing-Office, near the Market.
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