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- THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, 1768
THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, 1768
THE BOSTON CHRONICLE with the “Supplement” issue, February 8, 1768. THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, February 29 to March 7, 1768.
This newspaper published only briefly from December 21, 1767, until 1770. The publishers, John Mein and John Fleming, were both from Scotland. The Chronicle was a Loyalist paper in the time before the American Revolution. In its second year, Mein printed names in the paper that accused some colonial merchants of breaking a British non-importation agreement. In response, Mein's name appeared on a list of merchants who violated the trade agreement. Mein retaliated by accusing the Merchants' Committee of using the non-importation agreement for illegal profiteering. The irritated readership ransacked the offices of the Chronicle, and ultimately, it ceased operations in 1770. (Wikipedia)