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Dupont's Powder Mill Explodes

Mr. Dupont's powder mill on the Brandywine, exploded at about past 9 o'clock, on Thursday...

PHILOSOPHY IN AN EGGSHELL
A correspondent recently asked you the reason why sugar strikes fire when two lumps are...
Opechanchanough, Character of an Indian Chief

History presents few instances of greater valor and magnanimity, than are displayed in the character...

Experiments in Photography
M. Niepce de St. Victor, in making some experiments in photography, finds that if a...

Historical Figures

Daniel Shays

was an American soldier, revolutionary, and farmer. Daniel was famous for being one of the...

Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton