William Bradford (American Revolutionary printer)

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William Bradford (1719 – September 25, 1791) was an American journalist, printer, soldier and patriot of the American Revolution.


  • Though I bequeath you no estate, I leave you in the enjoyment of liberty.
    • 1791, The dying words.
    • Sources: John W. Wallace, An Old Philadelphian: Colonel William Bradford (1884); Arthur M. Schlesinger, Sr., Prelude to Independence: The Newspaper War on Britain (1957); Carl and Jessica Bridenbaugh, Rebels and Gentlemen: Philadelphia in the Age of Franklin (1942)