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272. The Present state of the New-English affairs.

Publisher: Samuel Green, jr.

L.C. file contains:

1689. (facsimile).
Note: Only number issued; neither volume, number, nor day and month are given. This copy is a photographic reproduction printed by William G. Shillaber, Cambridge, May 1902, made from the original which is in the Massachusetts Archives, v. 35, p. 83. Although printed on one side only and therefore termed a broadside, it is set in double column newspaper style and has a claim to being the first printed American news sheet. The copy carries the imprint 1689 and has no issue date; but the date lines of the items are Sept. 3, 1689, July 6, 1689, and Sept. 2, 1689. Beneath the title appear the words, "This is published to prevent false reports." Green died in July 1690, and in September, Pierce and Harris published the one issue of Publick occurrences.
Box 12, Fol. 15
1689. Sept. 3. Note: Negative and positive photostat copy in a folder entitled "A Fac-Simile Reproduction of the Present State of the New-English Affairs. Being the first attempt of Newspaper Publication on the American Continent." William G. Shillaber. Boston, May 1902. Box 37, Fol. 10

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