List of newspapers in Massachusetts in the 18th century

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This is a list of newspapers published in 18th-century Massachusetts, North America.

Massachusetts newspapers by town[edit]

Boston[edit]

Newspapers published in Boston, Massachusetts:

  • The American Herald. w., s.w., Apr. 5, 1784 – June 30, 1788; w. Jan. 19 – Mar. 29, 1784; w., August 1790 – Dec. 13, 1790.[1]
  • The American Journal, and Suffolk Intelligencer. w., Feb. 22 – July 12, 1785.[1]
The Argus (Boston), 1791
  • The Argus. s.w., w., July 22, 1791 – June 28, 1793.[1]
  • The Boston Evening-post: and the General Advertiser. w., Oct. 20, 1781 – Jan. 10, 1784.[1]
  • The Boston Gazette. w., Dec. 21, 1719 – Oct. 19, 1741; Oct. 20, 1741; Oct. 27, 1741 – Dec. 26, 1752; Jan. 3, 1753 – Apr. 1, 1755; Apr. 7, 1755 – Apr. 5, 1756; Apr. 12, 1756 – Dec. 30, 1793; Jan. 6, 1794 – Sept. 17, 1798.[1]
  • Boston Gazette, Commercial and Political. s.w., Oct. 9 – Dec. 29, 1800+[1]
  • The Boston News-Letter. w., s.w., Apr. 24, 1704 – Dec. 29, 1726; Sept. 1, 1757 – Mar. 18, 1762; Mar. 25, 1762 – Mar. 31, 1763.[1]
  • The Boston Post-boy & Advertiser. w., May 30, 1763 – Sept. 25, 1769.[1]
  • The Boston Price Current and Marine Intelligencer. w., s.w., Sept. 7, 1795 – June 4, 1798.[1]
  • The Boston Weekly Advertiser. w., Aug. 22, 1757 – Dec. 25, 1758.[1]
  • The Boston Weekly Post-boy. w., Oct. (?), 1734 – June 4, 1750.[1]
The Censor (Boston), 1772
  • The Censor. w., Nov. 23, 1771 – May 2, 1772.[1]
  • Columbian Centinel. s.w., June 16, 1790 – Oct. 2, 1799; Oct. 5, 1799 – July 2, 1800; July 5 – Dec. 31, 1800+[1]
  • Continental Journal, and Weekly Advertiser. w., May 30, 1776 – June 21, 1787.[1]
  • The Courier. s.w., July 1 – Oct. 17, 1795.[1]
  • The Courier. Boston Evening Gazette and Universal Advertiser. s.w., Oct. 21 – Dec. 16, 1795.[1]
  • The Courier. Boston Evening Gazette, and General Advertiser. s.w., Dec. 19, 1795 – Mar. 5, 1796.[1]
  • The Courier and General Advertiser. s.w., Nov. 3 – Dec. 8, 1796.[1]
  • Courier de Boston: affiches, announces, et avis. w., Apr. 23 – Oct. 15, 1789.[1][2][3]
  • The Evening Post; and the General Advertiser. w., Oct. 17, 1778 – Feb. 26, 1780.[1]
  • The Exchange Advertiser. w., Dec. 30, 1784 – Jan. 4, 1787.[1]
  • Federal Gazette and Daily Advertiser. d., Jan. 1 – Mar. 5, 1798.[1]
  • Federal Gazette and General Advertiser. s.w., Mar. 8–26, 1798.[1]
Federal Orrery (Boston), 1794
  • Federal Orrery. s.w., Oct. 20, 1794 – Oct. 31, 1796.[1]
  • Green & Russells Boston Post-boy & Advertiser. w., Jan. 1, 1759 – May 23, 1763.[1]
  • The Herald of Freedom. s.w., Sept. 15, 1788 – Mar. 12, 1790; Mar. 16, 1790 – July 19, 1791.[1]
  • J. Russell's Gazette, Commercial and Political. s.w., Dec. 17, 1798 – Oct. 6, 1800.[1]
  • The Massachusetts Centinel. s.w., Oct. 16, 1784 – June 12, 1790.[1]
  • The Massachusetts Centinel: and the Republican Journal. s.w., Mar. 24 – Oct. 13, 1784.[1]
  • The Massachusetts Gazette. s.w., May 23, 1768 – Sept. 25, 1769.[1]
  • The Massachusetts Gazette. w., s.w., Nov. 28, 1785 – Nov. 11, 1788.[1]
  • The Massachusetts Gazette, and the Boston Post-boy and Advertiser. w., Oct. 2, 1769 – Apr. 17, 1775.[1]
  • Massachusetts Mercury. t.w., Jan. 1 – June 28, 1793.[1]
  • Massachusetts Mercury. s.w., Jan. 3, 1797 – Dec. 30, 1800.[1]
  • Massachusetts Spy. t.w., s.w., w., July 17, 1770 – Oct. 1, 1772; The Massachusetts spy, or, Thomas's Boston Journal. w., Oct. 8, 1772 – Apr. 6, 1775.[1]
  • The Mercury. s.w., July 2, 1793 – Dec. 30, 1796.[1]
  • The Morning Chronicle; and the General Advertiser. w., Mar. 9, 1780 – May 11, 1780.[1]
  • The New-England Chronicle. w., Apr. 25 – Sept. 12, 1776.[1]
New England Weekly Journal (Boston), 1727
  • The New England Weekly Journal. w., Mar. 20, 1727 – Oct. 13, 1741.[1]
  • Nocturnal Mail.[1]
  • Polar Star and Boston Daily Advertiser. d., Nov. 14, 1796 – Feb. 2, 1797.[1]
  • Polar-Star: Boston Daily Advertiser. d., Oct. 6 – Nov. 12, 1796.[1]
  • Russell's Gazette, Commercial and Political. s.w., June 7 – Dec. 13, 1798.[1]
  • Saturday Evening Herald, and the Washington Gazette. w., July 17, 1790-August (?), 1790.[1]
  • The Times, or, The Evening Entertainer. t.w. Oct. 4 – Nov. 8, 1794.[1]
  • The Weekly News-letter. w., Jan. 5, 1727 – Oct. 29, 1730.[1]

Brookfield[edit]

Newspapers published in Brookfield, Massachusetts:

  • The Moral and Political Telegraphie, or, Brookfield Advertiser. w., May 6, 1795 – Aug. 17, 1796.[1]
  • The Political Repository, or, Farmer's Journal. w., Aug. 14, 1798 – Dec. 30, 1800+[1]
  • The Worcester County Intelligencer, or, Brookfield Advertiser. w., Jan. 6 – Apr. 28, 1795.[1]
  • The Worcester Intelligencer, or, Brookfield Advertiser. w., Oct. 7 – Dec. 30, 1794.[1]

Cambridge[edit]

Newspapers published in Cambridge, Massachusetts:

New England Chronicle (Cambridge), January 4, 1776
  • The New-England Chronicle, or, The Essex Gazette. w., May 12, 1775 – Apr. 4, 1776.[1]

Charlestown[edit]

Newspapers published in Charlestown, Massachusetts:

  • The American Recorder, and the Charlestown Advertiser. s.w., w., Dec. 9, 1785 – May 25, 1787.[1]

Dedham[edit]

Newspapers published in Dedham, Massachusetts:

Columbian Minerva (Dedham), 1799
  • Columbian Minerva. w., Jan. 3, 1799 – Dec. 30, 1800+[1]
  • Minerva. w. Oct. 11, 1796 – Dec. 27, 1798.[1]

Greenfield[edit]

Newspapers published in Greenfield, Massachusetts:

  • Greenfield Gazette. w., Aug. 2, 1792 – Feb. 26, 1795.[1]
  • Greenfield Gazette. A Register of Genuine Federalism. w., Aug. 28, 1798 – Dec. 26, 1800+[1]
  • Greenfield Gazette. An impartial Register of the Times. w., Jan. 4 – Aug. 27, 1798.[1]
  • Greenfield Gazette, or, Massachusetts and Vermont Telegraphe. w., Mar. 5, 1795 – Dec. 28, 1797.[1]
  • The Impartial Intelligencer. w., Feb. 1, 1792 – July 26, 1792.[1]

Haverhill[edit]

Newspapers published in Haverhill, Massachusetts:

  • Guardian of Freedom. w., Sept. 16, 1793 – Nov. 5, 1795.[1]
  • Haverhill Federal Gazette. w., Oct. 26, 1798 – Nov. 27, 1799.[1]
  • Impartial Herald. w., July 27 – Oct. 19, 1798.[1]
  • The Observer. w., Dec. 5–6, 1800+[1]

Leominster[edit]

Newspapers published in Leominster, Massachusetts:

  • Political Focus. w., July 5, 1798 – Dec. 5, 1799.[1]
  • The Rural Repository. w., Oct. 22, 1795 – Apr. 13, 1797.[1]
  • The Telescope, or American Herald. w., Jan. 2 – Dec. 25, 1800+[1]

New Bedford[edit]

Newspapers published in New Bedford, Massachusetts:

  • Columbian Courier. w., Dec. 8, 1798 – Dec. 26, 1800+[1]
  • The Medley, or, Newbedford Marine Journal. w., Nov. 27, 1792 – Oct. 18, 1799.[1]

Newburyport[edit]

Newspapers published in Newburyport, Massachusetts:

Essex Journal and Merrimack Packet (Newburyport), 1773
  • The Essex Journal. w., Dec. 11, 1776 – Feb. 13, 1777.[1]
  • The Essex Journal and Merrimack Packet, or, The Massachu- setts and New-Hampshire general Advertiser. w., Dec. 4, 1773 – June 23, 1775.[1]
  • The Essex Journal and New-Hampshire Packet. w., Nov. 10, 1775 – Oct. 25, 1776.[1]
  • The Essex Journal & New Hampshire Packet. w., Dec. 13, 1786 – Apr. 2, 1794.[1]
  • The Essex Journal and the Massachusetts and New-Hampshire General Advertiser. w., July 9, 1784 – Dec. 6, 1786.[1]
  • The Essex Journal, or, New-Hampshire Packet. w., Aug. 4 – Nov. 3, 1775.[1]
  • The Essex Journal, or, The Massachusetts and New-Hampshire general Advertiser. w., June 30 – July 28, 1775.[1]
  • The Essex Journal, or, The New-Hampshire Packet and the weekly Advertiser. w., Nov. 1 – Dec. 5, 1776.[1]
  • Impartial Herald. w., s.w., May 18, 1793 – Oct. 27, 1797.[1]
  • The Morning Star. w., Apr. 8 – Dec. 3, 1794.[1]
  • Political Gazette. w., Apr. 30, 1795 – Oct. 27, 1797.[1]

Northampton[edit]

Newspapers published in Northampton, Massachusetts:

  • Patriotic Gazette. w., Apr. 12, 1799 – June 23, 1800.[1]

Pittsfield[edit]

Newspapers published in Pittsfield, Massachusetts:

Berkshire Chronicle (Pittsfield), 1788
  • Berkshire Chronicle. w., May 8 – Dec. 12, 1788.[1]
  • Berkshire Chronicle, and the Massachusetts Intelligencer. w., Dec. 19, 1788 – Sept. 30, 1790.[1]
  • The Sun. w., Sept. 16 – Dec. 30, 1800+[1]

Plymouth[edit]

Newspapers published in Plymouth, Massachusetts:

  • The Plymouth Journal, and the Massachusetts Advertiser. w., Mar, 19, 1785 – June 13, 1786.[1]

Salem[edit]

Newspapers published in Salem, Massachusetts:

  • The American Gazette, or, The Constitutional Journal. w., June 18 – July 30, 1776.[1]
  • The Essex Gazette. w., Aug. 2, 1768 – May 2, 1775.[1]
  • The Salem Gazette. w., Oct. 18, 1781 – Nov. 22, 1785.[1]
  • The Salem Gazette, and General Advertiser. w., Jan 2 – Sept. 4, 1781.[1]
  • The Salem Gazette, or, Newbury and Marblehead Advertiser. w., Dec. 9, 1774 – Apr. 21, 1775.[1]

Springfield[edit]

Newspapers published in Springfield, Massachusetts:

Federal Spy (Springfield), 1792
  • Federal Spy. w., Dec. 2, 1794 – Dec. 30, 1800+[1]
  • The Federal Spy and Springfield Advertiser. w., Jan. 29 – Dec. 17, 1793.[1]
  • Hampshire and Berkshire Chronicle. w., Oct. 26, 1791 – Sept. 6, 1796.[1]
  • The Hampshire Chronicle. w., Mar. 6, 1787 – Oct. 19, 1791.[1]
  • The Hampshire Herald. w., Nov. 15, 1785 – Sept. 26, 1786.[1]
  • The Hampshire Herald, or, The Weekly Advertiser. w., July 27, 1784 – Nov. 8, 1785.[1]
  • The Massachusetts Gazette, or, The General Advertiser. w., Aug. 13, 1782 – July 20, 1784.[1]
  • The Massachusetts Gazette, or, The Springfield and North- ampton weekly Advertiser. w., May 14 – Aug. 6, 1782.[1]

Stockbridge[edit]

Newspapers published in Stockbridge, Massachusetts:

Western Star (Stockbridge), 1789
  • Andrews's Western Star. w., June 17, 1794 – Feb. 20, 1797.[1]
  • The Western Star. w., Dec. 1, 1789 – June 10, 1794.[1]
  • The Western Star. w., Feb. 27, 1797 – Dec. 29, 1800+[1]

Watertown[edit]

Newspapers published in Watertown, Massachusetts:

  • The Boston-Gazette, and Country Journal. w., June 5, 1775 – Oct. 28, 1776.[1]

Worcester[edit]

Newspapers published in Worcester, Massachusetts:

  • American Herald, and the Worcerster Recorder. w., Aug. 21, 1788 – Oct. 8, 1789.[1]
  • Haswell's Massachusetts Spy, or, American Oracle of Liberty. w., Apr. 9, 16, 23; May 14 – June 18, 1778.[1]
  • The Independent Gazetteer. w., Jan. 7-Dec. 30, 1800+[1]
  • The Massachusetts Spy, or, American Oracle of Liberty. w., May 3, 1775 – Apr. 2, 30, May 7, 1778; June 25, 1778 – May 17, 1781.[1]
  • Thomas's Massachusetts Spy, or, the Worcester Gazette. w., May 24, 1781 – Mar. 30, 1786; Apr. 3, 1788 – Dec. 31, 1800+[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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