Category: 18th century

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Jean-Honoré Fragonard. French rococo painter from the 18th century.

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Jean-Honoré Fragonard. French rococo painter from the 18th century.

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18th century map of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.

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In the 15th century the literacy rate in Italy was 15%, one of the highest in Western Europe. By the 18th century it had increased to just 23%, one of the lowest

The Pennsylvania Packet, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 5,…

The Pennsylvania Packet, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 5, 1790

The Pennsylvania Gazette, Philadelphia, December 22, 1773New…

The Pennsylvania Gazette, Philadelphia, December 22, 1773

New York, December 22.
Last night an express arrived here from Boston, who left it on Friday last, and brings sundry letters, among which is the following, viz.

Boston, Dec. 17, 1773.
Gentlemen,
Yesterday we had a greater Meeting of the Body than ever, the Country coming in from 20 miles round, and every Step was taken that as practicable for returning Teas. The Moment it was known out of Doors, that Mr. Rotch could not obtain a pass for his Ship by the Castle, a Number of People huzza’d in the Street, and in a very little Time, every Ounce of Teas on board of Captains Hall, Bruce and Coffin, was immersed in the Bay, without the least Injury to private Property.
“The Spirit of the People on this Occasion surprised all Parties, who viewed the Scene.
“We conceived it our Duty to afford you the

most early

Advice of this interesting Event by Express, which, departing immediately, obliges us to conclude.
By Order of the Committees
P.S. The other Vessel, viz. Captain Loring, belonging to Messrs. Clark, with Fifty-eight Chests, was, by the Act of God, cast on Shore, on the Back of Cape Cod.