Eighteenth-Century American Newspapers in the Library of Congress
272. The Present state of the New-English affairs.
Publisher: Samuel Green, jr.
L.C. file contains:
Note: Only number issued; neither volume, number, nor day and
month are given. This copy is a photographic reproduction printed
by William G. Shillaber, Cambridge, May 1902, made from the
original which is in the Massachusetts Archives, v. 35, p. 83.
Although printed on one side only and therefore termed a broadside,
it is set in double column newspaper style and has a claim to
being the first printed American news sheet. The copy carries
the imprint 1689 and has no issue date; but the date lines of
the items are Sept. 3, 1689, July 6, 1689, and Sept. 2, 1689.
Beneath the title appear the words, "This is published to prevent
false reports." Green died in July 1690, and in September, Pierce
and Harris published the one issue of Publick occurrences.
| Box 12, Fol. 15
|| Sept. 3. Note: Negative and positive photostat
copy in a folder entitled "A Fac-Simile Reproduction of the
Present State of the New-English Affairs. Being the first attempt
of Newspaper Publication on the American Continent." William
G. Shillaber. Boston, May 1902.
|| Box 37, Fol. 10
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