Boston Weekly Messenger

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Boston Weekly Messenger, 1816

The Boston Weekly Messenger (1811-1861) was a newspaper in Boston, Massachusetts, in the 19th century. Publishers/editors included James Cutler and Nathan Hale.[1][2] It began as "a political journal, established in 1811 by a company of young federalists, chief among whom was John Lowell."[3][4] It consisted "largely of current news taken from the Boston Daily Advertiser;" the two papers shared an office at no.6 Congress Street.[5][6][7]

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  • The Weekly Messenger, 1811-1815[1]
  • Boston Weekly Messenger, 1815-1832, 1833-1861[1]
  • Boston Weekly Messenger and Massachusetts Journal, 1832-1833[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Library of Congress. "Historic American Newspapers". Chronicling America. Retrieved 5 April 2012.
  2. ^ James Cutler (1774- 1818). Nahum Sawin Cutler (1889), A Cutler memorial and genealogical history, Greenfield, Mass: Press of E. A. Hall & Co.
  3. ^ Edwin M. Bacon (1886), Bacon's dictionary of Boston, Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Co.
  4. ^ Hale, Edward Everett (1917), The life and letters of Edward Everett Hale, Boston: Little, Brown and Company
  5. ^ Brigham, Clarence S. (April 1915). "Bibliography of American newspapers, 1690-1820: part 3: Maryland to Massachusetts (Boston)". Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society. 25(1): 128-293. 1915. Retrieved 5 April 2012.
  6. ^ Stimpson's Boston Directory. Boston, Massachusetts: Stimpson and Clapp. 1832. Retrieved 5 April 2012.
  7. ^ Adams, George (1856). Massachusetts Register ... 1856. Boston: G. Adams. Retrieved 5 April 2012.

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