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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1791

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Literary
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1791
Benjamin Franklin
 from The Autobiography
   Part One [Twyford, at the Bishop of St. Asaph's, 1771]**
   Part Three [Bed]**
   Part Two [Continuation of the Account of My Life Begun at Passy, 1784]**

Thomas Jefferson
   Letter to Benjamin Banneker, Aug. 30, 1791**
   Letter to the Marquis de Condorcet, Aug. 30, 1791**

Susanna Haswell Rowson
   Charlotte, a Tale of Truth
   Mentoria, or the Young Ladies' Friend

Related Literary Events
Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney was born.
Bank of the U.S. is granted a twenty-year charter.

Bill of Rights ratified.

Society for the Encouragement of Useful Manufactures founded.

Hamilton submits his Report on Manufactures to Congress.

Vermont becomes the fourteenth state.

First securities exchange in America is opened in Philadelphia.

Washington, D.C. becomes the nation's capital.

Slave uprising begins in French colony of Saint Domingue (Haiti); French planters begin exodus from island to the U.S.
1791-1794
Judith Sargent Murray
   The Gleaner, Massachusetts Magazine
1790
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