Donated: The Life of Dr. Benjamin Franklin; written by himself, to which is added his essays, HUMOUROUS, MORAL AND LITERARY, chiefly in the manner of the SPECTATOR. 1813

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On the occasion of last night’s annual meeting, a generous Mercantile patron donated a splendidly well-preserved 1813 edition of The Life of Benjamin Franklin, printed in Pittsburgh by Cramer, Spear, and Eichbaum.  Franklin, ever the pragmatist and ladies’ man, wrote at the request of a young lady, “The Art of Procuring Pleasant Dreams”, which was the first thing I saw when I opened it.   Great stuff.

-Ed Scripsi

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