Independent Chronicle

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The Independent Chronicle and the Universal Advertiser (Boston: 1798)

The Independent Chronicle (1776-1840) was a newspaper in Boston, Massachusetts. It originated in 1768 as The Essex Gazette (v.1-7) in Salem, and The New-England Chronicle (v.7-9) in Cambridge, before settling in 1776 in Boston as The Independent Chronicle. Publishers included Edward E. Powars, Nathaniel Willis, and Adams & Rhoades;[1] and for some time it operated from offices on Court Street formerly occupied by James Franklin.[2] As of the 1820s, "the Chronicle [was] the oldest newspaper ... published in Boston; and has long been considered one of the principal republican papers in the state; and its influence has, at all times, been in exact proportion to the popularity of the cause which it has so warmly espoused."[3] After 1840 the paper continued as the Boston Semi-weekly Advertiser published by Nathan Hale.[4]

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Volumes 1-9
  • The Essex Gazette (Salem): Vol. 1, no. 1 (Aug. 2, 1768)-v. 7, no. 353 (Apr. 25-May 2, 1775)[5]
  • The New-England Chronicle, or, the Essex Gazette (Cambridge): Vol. 7, no. 354 (May 2–12, 1775)-v. 8, no. 400 (Mar. 28-Apr. 4, 1776)[6]
  • The New-England Chronicle (Boston): Vol. 8, no. 401 (Apr. 25, 1776)-v. 9, no. 411 [i.e. 421] (Sept. 12, 1776)[7]
Volumes 9-77
  • The Independent Chronicle: Vol. 9, no. 422 (Sept. 19, 1776)-v. 9, no. 428 (Oct. 31, 1776)[8]
  • The Independent Chronicle and the Universal Advertiser: Vol. 9, no. 429 (Nov. 7, 1776)-v. 33, no. 2162 (Dec. 14-17, 1801)[9]
  • The Independent Chronicle: Vol. 33, no. 2163 (Dec. 21, 1801)-v. 49, no. 3768 (May 29, 1817)[10]
  • Independent Chronicle & Boston Patriot: Vol. 49, no. 3769 (June 4, 1817)-v. 77, no. 6166 (May 23, 1840)[11]

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