Item: Numb. 705. Supplement to the Boston Independent Chronicle.

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Record Number: 10035
Call number: *Am 1782 Fra,LCP Af.599
Creator: Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790
Address: Passey, France
Date of Original: 1782
Original Format: Printed Matter
Image description: Supplement to the Boston Independent Chronicle, No. 705 was a fictitious newspaper written by Benjamin Franklin and printed by him on his press at Passey France in 1782. An early example of American propaganda, the newspaper details alleged atrocities undertaken by Native American populations on behalf of the British during the Revolutionary War. The alleged atrocities are detailed in the form of a fictitious letter from a Capt. Samuel Gerrish relating the contents of a letter from "James Craufurd" to "Col. Haldimand, Governor of Canada."