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The Old Franklin Press

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-The Newport Mercury of Saturday, -tjie eOth uit., says : In 1859 we sold the old Franklin press to John B. Murrny, Esq., of New York, he agreehig to place it at the Patent Office in Wasbiugton or some etjually public or safo place, ojip J;:::ire being, not so much to sepure the liberal surn oifered us aa to secure its presorvatiou for future gcacrations, as it was the ñrt press upon ■which Benjamin Frauldin worked. From the time of salp until lust week v,-e had lost all trace of thé p'ress, but now rc larn Mr. Murrayhas decidcd to present, it to the Massachusetta Charitable Mechauic Association, and on Monday next. the I58th nnuiversary of the birtli day pi Frankliu, the preseiitatioo will bo made, aad the Hou. j Robert C. Winthrop will rpceive it in buhalf of the Society. This act of Mr. Murray will be gratifying to raany who have dcsifeJ its pres ervation, and although Newport should i have retained it, Boston is uext entitled to it, for there it wa3 first ued, having been Bent from Engïand ie iTtft.


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