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Benjamin Price

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1765-04-04
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Newspaper advertisement for sale: Pennsylvania Gazette, 4 April 1765, p. 3; 25 April 1765, p. 4; 23 May 1765, p. 1; 30 May 1765, p. 6; 6 June 1765, p. 4; 13 June 1765, p. 8
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Advertisement text (4 and 25 April 1765): "BENJAMIN PRICE, Attorney at Law, proposes to decline practicing in Pennsylvania, therefore designs to dispose of great Part of his Library, consisting of a large Parcel of very valuable Reports and Cases, both in Law and Equity, all in very good Order; likewise several Books of Practice, and some History, &c. also a large convenient Book Case, with Glass Sashes. If any Gentlemen are inclinable to purchase, they are desired to apply to said Benjamin Price, at Miss Dugdale's, in Third-street. near Joseph Fox's, Esq; Tbc.4W."
Advertisement text (23 and 30 May; 6 and 13 June 1765): "WHEREAS BENJAMIN PRICE, by Reason of his late Indisposition, advertised that he designed to quit the Practice of the Law, and that he would dispose of Part of his Library, &c. but now through Providence being recovered, and being averse to an idle Life, designs to continue the Practice in Philadelphia, Chester and Gloucester Counties, and the Supreme Courts in New-Jersey, and hopes to give the usual Satisfaction, and do Justice to all such as shall be pleased to employ him.
Tbc.4W. BENJAMIN PRICE."
Advertisement text (13 March 1766): "TO BE SOLD, at public Vendue, by the Executrix of Benjamin Price, Esq; on Monday, the 17th Day of March instant, at his late Dwelling, in Third street, Philadelphia, A Collection of valuable Books in Divinity, Law, Physick, History, &c. a large Book-Case, with Glass sliding Doors, a riding Chair, almost new, a Horse of remarkable good Qualities, a new Feather Bed, Bolster and Pillows, a Suit of Curtains for a Field Bed, a black Walnut Desk, Walnut Tables, Looking-glasses, Maps, Fire Buckets, Bags, Baskets, &c. &c.
At any time before may be seen, the Horse and Chair, at George Kemble's Livery Stable, in Sixth-street, and the Books, at the Place of Sale.    8 E W."
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