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''The Pennsylvania Journal'' was an American weekly newspaper published by William Bradford during the 18th century. The first edition of ''The Pennsylvania Journal'' appeared in December 1742. A famous contributor was
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Thomas Paine
, who published his first-ever journalism in the ''Journal'' in 1775 and contributed a series of pamphleteering essays entitled ''
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'' from December 1776 onwards. After Bradford's death in 1791, his son and business partner
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continued the journal, eventually changing its name to the ''True American''. Benson J. Lossing, ''Pictorial Field Book of the Revolution'', 1850
Vol. 2. Chapter 2
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Defunct newspapers of Philadelphia Defunct weekly newspapers Publications established in 1742 Publications with year of disestablishment missing 1742 establishments in Pennsylvania {{pennsylvania-newspaper-stub