Kicker: A colonial find


NICK EICHER, HOST: A quick eye by Goodwill workers turned up framed pages of a Philadelphia newspaper from almost two-and-a-half centuries ago.

This was a colonial paper called the Pennsylvania Journal and Weekly Advertiser. The date, December 28, 1774.

The masthead features an iconic “Unite or Die” snake design.

There are three items signed by John Hancock, president of the Provincial Congress. Hancock’s pleading for the Colonies to fight back “enemies” trying to divide them.

A jumble of small advertisements offer rewards for a lost horse or runaway apprentice.  

Another is from a man who published that he will no longer pay his “misbehav(ing)” wife’s debts.

REICHARD: Cheapskate!

The non-profit Goodwill Industries plans to sell the newspaper and hopes to fetch somewhere between $6- and $16,000!

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(Photo/Matt Rourke, AP/REX/Shutterstock) Goodwill e-commerce manager Heather Randall holds the historic newspaper.

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