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April 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “This Sermon contains a summary Account of Mr. WHITEFIELD’S Life.” When George Whitefield, one of the most prominent ministers associated with the eighteenth-century...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Apr 2021

March 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The Publisher will give two Copies gratis to such as shall collect One Dozen of Subscribers.” When John Fleeming of Boston set about publishing what he billed as “The...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Mar 2021

“The First BIBLE ever printed in America”?

As I quoted yesterday, Isaiah Thomas grew up as an apprentice printer hearing stories about how his master, Zechariah Fowle, had helped to secretly print a New Testament in the late 1740s. Thomas also heard about a complete Bible completed by another...
From: Boston 1775 on 8 Feb 2021

January 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The Trial of … Soldiers in His Majesty’s 29th Regiment of Foot.” On January 14, 1771, John Fleeming announced that he would publish a pamphlet documenting...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Jan 2021

December 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The late Rev. and pious Mr. Whitefield favoured the World a few years ago with his opinion of this work.” In December 1770, John Fleeming distributed subscription notices...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Dec 2020

The Marriage of John Fleeming and Alice Church

The 17 Aug 1770 issue of the New Hampshire Gazette of Portsmouth included this announcement:Last Week was Married in this Town, by the Rev. Dr. HAVEN, Mr. JOHN FLEMING, of Boston, Printer, to Miss. ALICE CHURCH, Daughter of Mr BENJAMIN CHURCH, of...
From: Boston 1775 on 8 Aug 2020

The Last of the Boston Chronicle

On 25 June 1770, 250 years ago today, this announcement appeared in the Boston Chronicle: The Printers of the Boston Chronicle return thanks to the Gentlemen, who have so long favoured them with their Subscriptions, and now inform them that, as the Chronicle,...
From: Boston 1775 on 25 Jun 2020

June 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Desires that all Persons, who have any Accounts open with him, will settle them.” This is the last advertisement from the Boston Chronicle that will be featured by...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Jun 2020

When Hancock Moved on Mein

John Mein arrived in Boston from Scotland in 1764. He first set up a shop with Robert Sandeman, though he wasn’t a member of the Sandemanian sect.The next year, Mein took over the London Book Store on King Street, formerly co-owned by James Rivington....
From: Boston 1775 on 18 May 2020

May 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “WATT’S PSALMS … with a PREFACE of twenty four pages.” John Mein and John Fleeming, printers of the Boston Chronicle, also printed and sold “WATT’S...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 May 2020

“A TRAGEDY (Not acted here these seventy-eight years)”

On 1 Feb 1770, a curious notice appeared in the Boston Chronicle, the twice-weekly newspaper published by Scottish immigrants John Mein and John Fleeming.It read:Intended speedily to be actedBy a Company of young Tragedians,A TRAGEDY(Not acted here these...
From: Boston 1775 on 1 Apr 2020

“The first thought was to hang him up at once”

When Ebenezer Richardson fired his musket out of window of his house on 22 Feb 1770, as recounted yesterday, that gun was loaded with “Swan shot.” Those were lead pellets ”about the bigness of large peas”—larger than “Goose...
From: Boston 1775 on 23 Feb 2020

“A young Lad (belonging to the Office) fir’d a Gun”

The report of someone inside John Mein and John Fleeming’s print shop firing a gun at Boston’s first tar-and-feathers procession on 28 Oct 1769 raises a number of questions. First is the matter of how many guns were involved. Edes and Gill’s...
From: Boston 1775 on 1 Nov 2019

“If he appeared abroad he should be made a Sacrifice”

As described yesterday, late in the afternoon of 28 Oct 1769, a group of Boston merchants approached the Boston Chronicle printer John Mein on King Street in Boston. Mein was an increasingly vocal supporter of the royal government, in turn supported by...
From: Boston 1775 on 30 Oct 2019

A Sestercentennial Stand-Off on King Street

By publishing Customs house documents that embarrassed the Whig merchants of Boston, John Mein knew that he made himself unpopular.In fact, a confidential informant, the painter George Mason, told Customs Collector Joseph Harrison on 20 Oct 1769 that...
From: Boston 1775 on 29 Oct 2019

April 17

GUEST CURATOR: Matthew Ringstaff What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Chronicle (April 17, 1769). “APPRENTICES, (Wanted for the PRINTING BUSINESS).” On April 17, 1769, John Mein and John Fleeming,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Apr 2019


What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Received many intimations and advices, from numbers of our Subscribers.” Boston Chronicle (January 2, 1769). When the Boston Chronicle concluded its first year of publication,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Jan 2019

December 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Chronicle (December 12, 1768).“The peculiar advantage of having most of their Advertisements preserved and generally in view.” The masthead of the December 12,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Dec 2018

“Pre-Revolutionary Newspaper Wars” in Jamaica Plain, 4 Dec.

On Tuesday, 4 December, I’ll speak at the Loring-Greenough House in Jamaica Plain on the topic of “Boston’s Pre-Revolutionary Newspaper Wars (and What They May Tell Us About Today’s News Media).”This is part of the site’s...
From: Boston 1775 on 28 Nov 2018


What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Supplement to the Boston Chronicle (May 2, 1768).“LONDON BOOK-STORE, North-side of KING-STREET, Boston.” Like many other printers in eighteenth-century America, John...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 May 2018

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