Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard improved: Being an Almanack and Ephemeris. . . for . . . 1748 (Philadelphia: Printed and sold by B. Franklin,[1747]).
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Credit: Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

Most almanacs were sold locally, but the "improved" Poor Richard for 1748 was the first to be issued in three versions tailored to New England, the Middle Colonies, and the South. This copy is the Southern version, with information on courts in Virginia and the Carolinas.

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