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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1784

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1783
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Year
Literary
Historical
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1784
Benjamin Franklin
   Remarks Concerning the Savages of North America**
Judith Sargent Murray
   Desultory Thoughts upon the Utility of encouraging a degree of Self-Complacency, especially in Female Bosoms**

Related Literary Events
Phillis Wheatley died.
Assertion of Authentication of
Wheatley's Poetry
TEXT file

Susanna Wright died.
U.S.S. Empress of China arrives in Canton, China, beginning of U.S. trade with China.

Connecticut and Rhode Island abolish slavery.

Spain initiates land grants in California.

Second Treaty of Fort Stanwix.

Economic depression begins.

Spain closes New Orleans to American trade.

Congress ratifies Treaty of Paris; Revolutionary War formally ends (January 14).

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