Whitehall Evening Post

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The Whitehall Evening Post was a London newspaper, founded in 1718.

The newspaper was started in September 1718 by Daniel Defoe; and was then published on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Defoe left it in June 1720, but it continued to exist until the end of the century.[1] It closed in 1801, with issue 8487[2][3] and was merged with the English Chronicle.[4]

Its editors included Thomas Leach,[5] and finally Stephen Jones.[6]


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  5. ^ "Leach, Thomas" . Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.
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