Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts Volume 9

Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts Volume 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...the imprint." They also assigned to each issue a large zero, in place of the usual number in Arabic numerals.3 The issue of 31 October, 1765, was numbered 3239. That of 22 May, 1766, was numbered 3268, the twenty-eight issues between those dates numbered O being allowed for. In May, 1768, a singular arrangement was entered into between Richard Draper, publisher of the Boston News-Letter, and John 1 Statutes at Large (Cambridge, England, 1764), xxvi. 193, 194. ' The facts in regard to the Boston N ews-Letter were set forth at length by Dr. Green in his Ten F ac-simile Reproductions Relating to New England (1903), pp. 40, 41. Throughout that period the Fleets omitted their names and imprint from the Boston Evening-Post; Green and Russell omitted their name: and imprint from some, but not all, of the issues of the Boston Post-Boy; while of the Boston Gazette--the only other paper published in Boston during the same period--most of the issues bore the names and imprint of Edes and Gill, but a few issues had no imprint. The presence or absence of an imprint, as pointed out in the Introductory Note (p. 417, above), was apparently largely a matter of chance; and hence caution must be used in drawing conclusions from its omission. On 7 November, 1765, the title of the Boston News-Letter was changed from " The Massachusetts Gazette. And Boston News-Letter " to " The Massachusetts Gazette;" and on 22 May, 1766, it was changed back again to "The Massachusetts Gazette. And Boston N ews-Letter." Thomas stated that In the troublesome times occasioned by the Stamp act in 1765, some of the more opulent and cautious printers, when the act was to take place, put their papers in mourning, and, for a few weeks, ...
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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236973488
  • 9781236973481