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WORCESTER.

270. Thomas's Massachusetts spy, or, the Worcester gazette. w., May 24, 1781-Mar. 30, 1786.

Note: Continuation of Thomas's Massachusetts spy, or, American oracle of liberty. From Apr. 11, 1782 to Mar. 4, 1784, the word "the" was in the title between the words "Thomas's" and "Massachusetts". From Mar. 11, to Dec. 30, 1784, the word "The" in the title was removed from between the words "or" and "Worcester". Title ceased publication as a newspaper with the issue of Mar. 30, 1786, and continued as a magazine entitled, Worcester magazine, starting in April 1786. With the issue of Apr. 3, 1788, the title was continued by the newspaper, entitled Thomas's Massachusetts spy, or, The Worcester gazette (1788).

Publisher: May 24, 1781, Isaiah Thomas.

L.C. file contains:


1781. May 24, 31. July 12, 26. Aug. 2, 9, 16. Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27. Nov. 15. Dec. 20. Supplement: Sept. 20. Mutilated: Sept. 20 supplement. Box 15, Fol. 4
1782. Jan. 3-Nov. 21. 1 v.
Extraordinary: Mar. 28. Supplement: Mar. 28. Broadside: May 1782.
Bled: Oct. 24.
Mutilated: Apr. 26, May 29, Nov. 21.
Missing: June 6, Nov. 14, 28, Dec. 5, 12, 19, 26.
V. 615
1783. Feb. 13-Dec. 18. 1 v. Extraordinary: Apr. 17. Mutilated: Feb. 13, Mar. 27, Apr. 10, June 5, July 24, Aug. 14, Oct. 23. Missing: May 1, 8, June 19, 26, July 3, Aug. 28 (p. 3, 4), Sept. 18, 25, Oct. 2, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27, Dec. 4. V. 616
1784. Jan. 1-Dec. 30. 1 v. V. 617
1785. Jan. 6-Dec. 29. 1 v. (Bound with 1786.)
Extraordinary: Apr. 21.
Bled: Nov. 17. Mutilated: Jan. 20, Aug. 4.
v. 618
1786. Jan. 5-Mar. 30. 1 v. Note: Bound with 1785. Catalogue of books to be sold at Isaiah Thomas's book store, in Worcester, Massachusetts. 2 p. (Bound following Mar. 30.) Mutilated: Feb. 9, Mar. 30. Note: Suspended publication Mar. 30, 1786-Apr. 3, 1788. "With the issue of Mar. 30, 1786, Thomas discontinued the pubication as a newspaper, because of the State tax on advertisments, and estab- lished the Worcester magazine in April 1786. This was published weekly, octavo in size and paged. Although a magazine in name, it continued the same kind of news as had been printed in the newspaper, current inteligence, death and marriage notices, and advertisements, which being in a magazine were not subject to tax. The magazine was continued through March, 1788, v. 4, no. 26, comprising four volumes, and each with a title-page. The tax was taken off in March 1788, and on Apr. 3, 1788, Thomas revived the newspaper." (Brigham.) Worcester magazine, 1786-1788, is classified as AP2.A2W6 and kept in the Rare Book Room. V. 618

MICROFORMS
1781-1786. May 24-Mar. 30. (microprint)
1781-1786. May 24-Mar. 30. (microflim) #3284

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