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BRIDGEPORT

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American telegraphe.
See: NEWFIELD.

DANBURY

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1. Farmers chronicle. w., June 17, 1793-Sept. 19, 1796.

Note: In the issue of Sept. 19, 1796, the last located, it was announced that the firm of Ely & Nichols would dissolve on Sept. 27, and the business would be conducted by

Nathan Douglas and Stiles Nichols. Title continued by: Republican journal, Oct. 3, 1796.

2. Farmer's journal. w., March 18, 1790-June 3, 1793.

Note: Ceased publication with the issue of June 3, 1793, Ely establishing the Farmers chronicle and Douglas the Republican journal.

FAIRFIELD

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2.25 Fairfield gazette. w., July 13, 1786-Feb. (?), 1787.

Note: Continued by The Fairfield Gazette, or The Independent Intelligencer, before Feb. 15, 1787.

2.75 Fairfield gazette, or The Independent intelligencer. w., Feb. 15 (?), 1787-Aug. (?), 1787.

Note: Continuation of the Fairfield gazette, starting before Feb. 15, 1787. Ceased publication early in August 1787.

HARTFORD

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The American advertiser.
See: The Freeman's chronicle, or The American advertiser.

3. American mercury. w., July 12, 1784-Dec. 25, 1800+

Note: Continued publication until 1833, when it merged into The Independent press.

4. The Connecticut courant. w., Oct. 29, 1764-May 31, 1774; Feb. 17, May 5, 12, 1778; Mar. 21, 1791-Dec. 29, 1800+

Note: The Oct. 29, 1764, issue was a prospectus, stating that the first issue would appear on Nov. 19, 1764; but since the first known issue, Dec. 3, 1764, no. 2, makes no mention of any delay, it is probable the first issue appeared on Nov. 26. For a brief period between Nov. 10, 1766-Apr. 6, 1767, title was: Connecticut courant and the weekly advertiser. With the issue of Apr. 13, 1767, title again became known as The Connecticut courant. Continued by the Connecticut courant and Hartford weekly intelligencer, starting with the issue of June 7, 1774. The title Connecticut courant appeared in separate instances on the following dates: Feb. 17, May 5, 12, 1778. With the issue of Mar. 21, 1791, title again became known as The Connecticut courant. Publication continued through Oct. 1914.

5. The Connecticut courant, and Hartford weekly intelligencer. w., June 7, 1774-Feb. 10, 1778.

Note: Continuation of The Connecticut Courant (1764). Continued by The Connecticut courant, with the issue of Feb. 17, 1778. Starting with the issue of Feb. 24, 1778, title became The Connecticut courant and the weekly intelligencer.

The Connecticut courant, and the weekly advertiser.
See: The Connecticut courant.

6. The Connecticut courant and the weekly intelligencer. w., Feb. 24, 1778-Mar. 14, 1791.

Note: Continuation of The Connecticut courant (1764), following the single issue of Feb. 17, 1778. Previous to this issue, title was the Connecticut courant and Hartford weekly intelligencer, June 7, 1774-Feb. 10, 1778. Continued by The Connecticut courant, starting with the issue of Mar. 21, 1791.

7. The Freeman's chronicle, or The American advertiser. w., Sept. 1, 1783-July 8, 1784.

Note: The last issue located is that of July 8, 1784.

8. Hartford gazette. s.w., w., Jan. 13, 1794-Mar. 19, 1795.

Note: The issue of July 17, 1794, was known as: The Hart- ford gazette: and universal advertiser. For a brief period between July 21-Oct. 9, 1794, the title was: Hartford gazette, and the universal advertiser. With the issue of Oct. 13, 1794, the title again became: Hartford gazette. The last issue was that of Mar. 19, 1795. Thereafter, the publishers, Beach and Jones, established the American telegraphe, in Newfield, Connecticut.

The Hartford gazette, and universal advertiser.
See: The Hartford gazette.

LITCHFIELD

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9. Collier's Litchfield weekly monitor. w., Jan. 7-June 16, 1788.

Note: Continuation of The Weekly monitor (1787). Continued for one issue, by The Litchfield weekly monitor, June 23, 1788.

10. The Farmer's monitor. w., Mar. 5-Dec. 31, 1800+

Note: Continuation of The Monitor (1798). Continued by The Monitor, starting with the issue of Jan. 21, 1801.

11. Litchfield-county monitor. w., Dec. 11, 1790-Jan. 3, 1791.

Note: Continuation of the Weekly monitor. Continued by the Litchfield monitor, starting with the issue of Jan. 10, 1791.

12. Litchfield monitor. w., Jan. 10, 1791-Jan. 4, 1792; Aug. 27, 1794-June 3, 1795.

Note: Continuation of the Litchfield-county monitor. Between Jan. 11, 1792-Aug. 20, 1794, title was The Monitor. As of Aug. 27, 1794, title again became known as the Litchfield monitor. Continued by the Litchfield monitor, and agricultural register, start- with the issue of June 10, 1795.

13. Litchfield monitor and agricultural register. w., June 10, 1795-May 11, 1796.

Note: Continuation of Litchfield monitor (1794). Continued by the Weekly monitor, starting the new title with the issue of May 18, 1796.

14. The Litchfield weekly monitor. June 23, 1788.

Note: Continuation of Collier's Litchfield weekly monitor. After one issue, continued by The Weekly monitor, starting with the issue of June 30, 1788.

15. The Monitor. w., Jan. 11, 1792-Aug. 20, 1794; Feb. 28, 1798-Feb. 26, 1800+

Note: Continuation of the Litchfield monitor (1781), and also continued by the Litchfield monitor, starting with the issue of Aug. 27, 1794. Title again became The Monitor between the dates of Feb. 28, 1798-Feb. 26, 1800. Continued as The Farmer's monitor, starting with the issue of Mar. 5, 1800. The Monitor finally ceased on June 8, 1803.

16. Weekly monitor. w., Mar. or April 1785-Nov. 28, 1786; June 11-Dec. 31, 1787; June 30, 1788-May 11, 1789; Nov. 17, 1789-Dec. 4, 1790; May 18, 1796-Feb. 21, 1798.

Note: A continuation of the Weekly monitor and American advertiser. Continued by the Weekly monitor and Litchfield town and county recorder, starting with the issue of Dec. 5, 1786. The title again became known as the Weekly monitor, during the following dates: June 11- Dec. 31, 1787; June 30, 1788-May 11, 1789; Nov. 17, 1789-Dec. 4, 1790; May 18, 1796-Feb. 21, 1798. The issue of June 23, 1788, was known as the Litchfield weekly monitor. Finally continued by The Monitor, with the issue of Feb. 28, 1798.

17. Weekly monitor and American advertiser. w., Dec. 21, 1784-Mar. 1785.

Note: Continued by the Weekly monitor, starting with issues in March or April 1785.

18. Weekly monitor and Litchfield town and county recorder. w., Dec. 5, 1786-June 4, 1787.

Note: Continuation of the Weekly monitor (1785), and continued by the Weekly monitor, staring with the issue of June 11, 1787.

19. Weekly monitor and the Litchfield advertiser. w., May 18- June 8, 1789.

Note: Continuation of the Weekly monitor (1785), and continued by the Weekly monitor, starting with the issue of Nov. 17, 1789. Suspended publication between June 15 and Nov. 10, 1789.

MIDDLETOWN

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Federal adviser.
See: Middlesex gazette, or Federal adviser.

20. The Middlesex gazette. w., Nov. 8, 1785-Oct. 29, 1787; Mar. 3, 1792-Dec. 26, 1800+

Note: Continued by The Middlesex gazette, or Federal adviser, beginning with the issue of Nov. 5, 1787. As of Mar. 3, 1792, title again became known as The Middlesex gazette. Ceased publication in 1834.

21. The Middlesex gazette, or Federal adviser. w., Nov. 5, 1787-Feb. 25, 1792.

Note: Continuation of The Middlesex gazette (1785), and continued by The Middlesex gazette, with the issue of Mar. 3, 1792. The office was destroyed by fire on Jan. 28, 1792, and there were no issues produced between that date and Feb. 24, 1792.

NEW HAVEN

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22. The Connecticut gazette. w., July 5, 1765-Feb. 19, 1768.

Note: Some issues contain the words: "containing the freshest advices, foreign and domestick". Ceased publication with the issue of Feb. 19, 1768.

23. Connecticut gazette, with the freshest advices foreign and domestick. w., Apr. 12, 1755-Apr. 14, 1764.

Note: This was the first newspaper published in Connecticut. Ceased publication with the issue of Apr. 14, 1764.

24. The Connecticut journal. w., Sept. 13, 1775-Jan. 3, 1799; Apr. 4, 1799-Dec. 31, 1800+

Note: Continuation of The Connecticut journal, and New-Haven post-boy. Between Jan. 10-Mar. 28, 1799, the title was: Connecticut journal and weekly advertiser. As of Apr. 4, 1799, title again became known as The Connecticut journal. Some issues contain the words: "containing the freshest advices, foreign and domestic". Continued by the Connecticut journal and advertiser, Jan. 5, 1809.

25. The Connecticut journal, and New-Haven post-boy. w., Oct. 23, 1767-Sept. 6, 1775.

Note: Issues for Apr. 26-May 3, 1775, were published as single sheets, each with the title: Connecticut journal. With the issue of May 10, 1775, title again became known as The Connecticut journal, and New-Haven post-boy. Continued by The Connecticut journal, starting with the issue of Sept. 13, 1775.

26. Connecticut journal and weekly advertiser. w., Jan. 10- Mar. 28, 1799.

Note: Continuation of The Connecticut journal (1775), and continued by The Connecticut journal (1799) with the issue of Apr. 4, 1799.

27. The New-Haven chronicle. w., Apr. 18, 1786-Sept. 11, 1787.

Note: The last issue located is Sept. 11, 1787, vol. 2, no. 73.

28. New-Haven gazette. w., May 13, 1784-Feb. 9, 1786.

Note: The firm was dissolved, and with the issue of Feb. 9, 1786, vol. 2, no. 92, the paper was published by Meigs and Dana. This issue was its last under the name of The New-Haven gazette. Bowen began publication of the New-Haven chronicle, Apr. 18, 1786, and Meigs & Dana established the New-Haven gazette and Connecticut magazine, Feb. 16, 1786.

29. The New-Haven gazette. w., Jan. 5-June 29, 1791.

Note: Discontinued with the issue of June 29, 1791.

30. The New-Haven gazette, and the Connecticut magazine. w., Feb. 16, 1786-June 18, 1789.

Note: Classified as AP2 .A2N48, and kept in the Rare Book Room.

Note: Title pages and indexes were provided for v. 1-2, Feb. 16, 1786-Dec. 27, 1787. The issues are paged continuously, and pages 1-4 of v. 1 include, besides the title-page, a proposal dated Feb. 15, 1786. The comma is omitted from the title from Feb. 22-June 28, 1787. No issue was published Jan. 4, 1787. The last issue located is that of June 18, 1789, vol. 4, no. 23.

NEW LONDON

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31. The Bee. w., June 14, 1797-Dec. 31, 1800+

Note: Suspended publication Apr. 9-Aug. 20, 1800, except for the supplement to no. 137 (Apr. 2, 1800), which was published May 21, 1800, during the trial of Holt for libel and resulting fine and imprisonment. Ceased publication at New London with the issue of June 23, 1802.

32. The Connecticut gazette. w., May 11, 1787-Dec. 25, 1799.

Note: Continuation of The Connecticut gazette, and the universal intelligencer. Continued by the Connecticut gazette, and the commercial intelligencer, starting with the issue of Jan. 1, 1800.

33. Connecticut gazette, and the commercial intelligencer. w., Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 1800+

Note: Continues the Connecticut gazette (1763). Continued by Connecticut gazette, Mar. 6, 1805.

34. Connecticut gazette, and the universal intelligencer. w., Dec. 17, 1773-May 4, 1787.

Note: Continuation of the New-London gazette. Continued by The Connecticut gazette, starting with the issue of May 11, 1787.

35. The New-London advertiser. w., Mar. 2-Apr. 13, 1795.

Note: The last issue located is that of Apr. 13, 1795.

36. The New-London gazette. w., Nov. 18, 1763-Dec. 10, 1773.

Note: Continuation of The New London summary. Continued by The Connecticut gazette; and the universal itelligencer, Dec. 17, 1773.

37. The New-London summary. w., sometime between May 6 and 17, 1763-Sept 23, 1763.

Note: Continuation of The New-London summary, or The Weekly advertiser. Timothy Green died Oct. 3, 1763, and the paper ceased publication soon after. The last issue located: Sept 23, 1763. Continued by the New-London gazette.

38. The New-London summary, or The Weekly advertiser. w., Aug. 8, 1758-sometime between May 6 and June 10, 1763.

Note: Continued by The New-London summary, sometime between May 6 and June 10, 1763. The earliest issue located is that of Sept. 29, 1758.

39. Springer's weekly oracle. w., Oct. 21, 1797-Dec. 28, 1800+

Note: Continuation of the Weekly oracle. The last issue located is that of Oct. 27, 1801.

The Weekly advertiser.
See: The New-London summary, or The Weekly advertiser..

NEWFIELD

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40. American telegraphe. w., Apr. 8, 1795-July 6, 1796; Apr. 5, 1797-Oct. 29, 1800.

Note: Between July 13, 1796-Mar. 29, 1797, the title was: American telegraphe, & Fairfield County gazette. As of Apr. 5, 1797, title again became known as the American telegraphe. In October 1800 the village of Newfield was incorporated under the name of Bridgeport; the last issue of the New field imprint is that Oct. 29, 1800, vol. 6, no. 43, and the name Bridgeport appears in the imprint with the issue of Nov. 5, 1800.

41. American telegraphe, & Fairfield County gazette. w., July 13, 17-Mar. 2, 1797.

Note: Continuation of American telegraphe (1795). Also continued by American telegraphe, starting with the issue of Apr. 5, 1797.

NORWICH

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42. Chelsea courier. w., Nov. 30, 1796-May 24, 1798.

Note: The imprint reads Norwich: (Chelsea society.) Continued by The Courier, May 31, 1798.

The Chronicle of freedom.
See: Norwich packet, or The Chronicle of freedom..

The County journal.
See: Norwich packet, or The Country journal...

43. The Courier. w., May 31, 1798-Mar. 15, 1800.

Note: Continuation of the Chelsea courier, beginning the new title May 31, 1798. Continued by the Norwich courier, starting in 1809.

44. The Norwich packet. w., Dec. 29, 1777-June 1, 1779; June 9, 1791-Dec. 30, 1800+

Note: Continuation of The Norwich packet; and the Connecticut, Massachusetts, New-Hampshire, and Rhode Island weekly advertiser. Continued by The Norwich packet and the weekly advertiser, starting with the issue of June 8, 1779. Title again became known as The Norwich packet, starting with the issue of June 9, 1791. Continued by The Connecticut centinel, Feb. 9, 1802.

45. The Norwich packet; and the Connecticut, Massachusetts, New-Hampshire, and Rhode-Island weekly advertiser. w., Oct. 7, 1773-Dec. 22, 1777.

Note: Continued by The Norwich packet, starting with the issue of Dec. 29, 1777.

46. The Norwich packet and the Country journal. w., Feb. 8, 1787-Sept. 24, 1790.

Note: Continuation of The Norwich-Packet, or The Country journal. Continued by Vox populi Norwich packet, starting with the issue of Oct. 1, 1790.

47. The Norwich packet and the weekly advertiser. w., June 8, 1779-Sept. 26, 1782.

Note: Continuation of The Norwich packet. Suspended publication after the issue of Sept. 26, 1782. Continued as The Norwich packet, or The Chronicle of freedom, starting with the issue of Oct. 30, 1783.

48. The Norwich packet, or The Chronicle of freedom. w., Oct. 30, 1783-Apr. 7, 1785.

Note: Continuation of The Norwich packet and the weekly advertiser. Continued by The Norwich-Packet, or The Country journal, starting with the issue of Apr. 14, 1785.

49. The Norwich-Packet, or The Country journal. w., Apr. 14, 1785-Feb. 1, 1787.

Note: Continuation of The Norwich packet, or The Chronicle of freedom. Continued by The Norwich packet and the country journal, starting with the issue of Feb. 8, 1787.

50. Vox populi Norwich packet. w., Oct. 1, 1790-June 2, 1791.

Note: Continuation of The Norwich packet and the country journal. Continued by the Norwich packet, starting with the issue of June 9, 1791.

51. The Weekly register. w., Nov. 29, 1791-Aug. 19, 1795.

Note: Ceased pubication with the issue of Aug. 19, 1795 (vol. 4, no. 39).

SHARON

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51.5 Rural gazette. w. Mar. 31, 1800.

Note: The last issue located is that of July 13, 1801.

STONINGTON

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52. Impartial journal. w., Oct. 8 (?) 1799-Dec. 30, 1800+

Note: Continuation of the Journal of the times, the first issue located with the new title that of Oct. 8, 1799, vol. 2, no. 1. Ceased publication with the issue of May 1, 1804.

52.5 Journal of the Times. w., Oct. 10, 1798-Sept. 17, 1799.

Note: Continued by the Impartial journal, the first issue located of that title being Oct. 8, 1799.

WINDHAM

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53. The Phenix, or Windham herald. w., Mar. 12, 1791-Apr. 12, 1798.

54. Windham herald. w., Apr. 19, 1798-Dec. 26, 1800+

Note: Continuation of the Phenix, or Windham herald. Ceased publication with the issue of Sept. 19, 1816.

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