John Dunlap

1747-1812; b. Strabane, Co. Tyrone, apprenticed at Gray’s printing press there; emigrated to America and settled with his uncle William; fnd. Philadelphia Packet, 1771, the first daily paper in America, later known as North American and United Sates Gazette; as printer to Congress, he printed Declaration of Independence; subscribed 4,000 to Washington’s army, and served as an officer bodyguard; wrote letters home to Strabane; d. Philadelphia. DIB DUB

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