Published by Authority: The Boston News-Letter, 1704-1776

<p>The <em>Boston News-Letter</em> was the first continuously published newspaper in the British Colonies of North America, surviving for 72 years.&nbsp; It appeared 13 years after the one and only issue of America’s first multi-page newspaper, <em>Publick Occurrences Both Forreign and Domestick</em>,&nbsp;was published in 1690. Established more than 300 years ago, the <em>Boston News-Letter</em> was first published and printed on April 24, 1704, by John Campbell and Bartholomew Green, respectively. The <em>News-Letter</em> was noted for its pro-British sympathies, and the words “published by authority” appeared on its front page.</p><p>
Published by Authority: The Boston News-Letter, 1704-1776

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