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CONTENTS.

SECOND ERA.

170-1748.

THE COLONIAL PRESS.

CHAPTER II.

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FOURTH ERA.

1783-1832.

THE POLITICAL PARTY PRESS.

CHAPTER X.

ORGANIZATION OF THE GREAT POLITICAL PARTIES.

After the Revolution.—The Beginning of the Federal and Republican Parties.-

Metternich's Opinion.-Stamp Acts.-Names of Cliques.-Contributors to the

Press.—Newspapers in Existence.-Independent Gazette.-American Citizen.

- James Cheetham.-State of Society.-Aaron Burr's Suit against the Citizen.

-Theatre in New York.—“Vivat Respublica.”—Box 8s., Pit 6s., Gallery 45,-

Massachusetts Centinel.—Major Benjamin Russell.—Shay's Rebellion.-Fed-

eral Constitution.—Real and imaginary Processions.—The War of Editors.-

King Louis Philippe.—The Black Cockade. —Death of the Federal Party.-

Gerrymandering.–New Hampshire Gazette.-Connecticut Courant.....

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CHAPTER XI.

THE NEWSPAPERS ON THE PENDING QUESTIONS.

The Restoration of the Tories to Citizenship. --Society of Cincinnati.—The Alien

and Sedition Laws. — Virginia Resolutions.—Prosecutions of Newspapers.-

Law of Libel in Massachusetts.—The Common Law of England “the Birth-

right of every American.”—Benjamin Austin and Thomas O. Selfridge.--As-

sassination of Charles Austin.—The Massachusetts Stamp Act.—Tax on Ad-

vertisements.—Benjamin Edes and Isaiah Thomas.—Worcester Spy.-Ameri-

can Titles.—The Rise and Fall of Newspapers.—The first Express.—Salem

Register and Salem Gazette.-Chief Justice Story on Newspaper Personal-

ities..

CHAPTER XII.

THE FIRST DAILY NEWSPAPERS.

The American Daily Advertiser of Philadelphia.—Zachariah Poulson.—The New

York Daily Advertiser.-Washington in New York.–Frencau.—The Portland

Daily Courier.-Junius and the Federalist.—When and where published. —

Interesting Incidents.—New York Gazette.—John Lang.-Shipping News.-

Old Lang's Sign.—United States Gazette and North American of Philadelphia.

- John Fenno.—Joseph R. Chandler.-Newspaper Enterprise.—Ten Journals

in one.--Impartial Intelligencer.....

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CHAPTER XIII.

NOTABLE JOURNALS.

National Gazette of Philadelphia.—The celebrated Philip Frencau.—Organ of

Thomas Jefferson. — Violent 'Attacks on Washington. — His Complaints in
Cabinet Council.–New York Time-piece.—Matthew L. Davis.—Newspapers
in New Jersey. - Massachusetts Mercury. — “Immutably Impartial.” – Harry
Blake, the Ship-news Compiler.—Incidents in his Life. — Topliff's News-room

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