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Early mention of Lawrenceville in the Inquirer

The last of my L’ville reunion-induced nostalgia (for now).

I was trying to identify the first mention of Lawrenceville in the Philadelphia Inquirer. This seems to have been an item published on page 6 of the October 6, 1860 paper, a small article about the school’s semi-centennial reported by an unnamed correspondent of the Inquirer. Note that the dateline says Lawrenceville, Pa., this is undoubtedly an error but whose we shall never know.

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