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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1772

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1771
1773
Year
Literary
Historical
Cultural
1772
Nathaniel Evans
   Hymn to May**
   To Benjamin Franklin, Occasioned by Hearing Him Play on the Harmonica**
Samson Occom (Mohegan)
   A Sermon Preached by Samson Occom**
   A Sermon Preached by Samson Occom, Minister of the Gospel, and Missionary to the Indians; at the Execution of Moses Paul an Indian
Phillis Wheatley
   Letter to the Right Hon'ble The Earl of Dartmouth per favour of Mr. Wooldridge**
   To Męcenas**
   To the Right Honourable William, Earl of Dartmouth, His Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for North-America, & c**

Related Literary Events
John Woolman died.
Patriots burn the British customs ship Gaspee after it runs aground off Rhode Island.

Somerset decision in England.

Committees of correspondence begin in Massachusetts and rapidly spread.
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