Eighteenth-Century American Newspapers in the Library of Congress
200. Publick occurences both forreign and domestick.
m., Sept. 25, 1690.
Note: Allthough this is claimed to be the earliest newspaper
printed on the American continent, The Present state of the New-England
affairs was published the preceding year. The only copy extant is
preserved among the archives of the Public Record Office in London.
The first paragraph states that "It is designed, that the Countrey
shall be furnished once a moneth (or if any Glut of Occurrences
happen, oftener,) with an Account of such considerable things as
have arrived unto our Notice." But the Governor and Council,
on Sept. 29th, issued an order as follows: "Whereas some have
lately presumed to Print and Disperse a Pamphlet, Entitled, Publick
Occurrences, both Forreign and Domestick: Boston, Thursday, Septemb.
25th, 1690. Without the least Privity and Countenace of Authority.
The Governour and Council having had the perusal of said Pamphlet,
and finding that therein contained Reflections of a very high nature:
As also sundry doubtful and uncertain Reports, do hereby manifest
and declare their high Resentment and Disallowance of said Pamphlet,
and Order that the same be Suppressed and called in; strickly forbidden
any person or persons ffor the future to Set forth any thing in
Print without License first obtained from those that are or shall
be appointed by the Government to grant the same."
Publisher: Richard Pierce, for Benjamin Harris.
L.C. file contains:
|| Sept. 25. 1 v. (Photostat repro- duction from
"Ten facsimile reproductions relating to old Boston and neighborhood,"
by Samuel Abbott Green. 1901. The volume is classified as F73.37.G79)
|| Box 12, Fol. 16
Sep. 25 (No. 1)
Four reprints of "America's First Newspaper"
A negative photostat with notice of the newspaper suppression
because of the "high Resentment and Disallowance"
of the Governour and Council.
A facsimile edition of THE OLDEST PAPER IN THE UNITED STATES.
Given away with the 25th Anniversary Number of The Boston
Globe, Thursday, March 4, 1897.
| Box 37, Fol. 11
Feb. 17 (No.2)
The folder also contains a photostat from Ten Fac-simile reproductions
relating to old Boston and neighborhood, by Samuel Abbott
| Box 37, Fol. 11
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