History of the Press of Maine

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Joseph Griffin
Press, established A.D. MDCCCXIX [J. Griffin, 1819 - 276 psl.


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189 psl. - With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive to finish the work we are in...
176 psl. - ... a view to an ultimate convention of the States, or other practicable means, to the end that peace may be restored on the basis of the federal Union of the States." The two conventions had now presented the great issue to the people. The Baltimore convention that nominated Lincoln had declared for a vigorous prosecution of the war for the maintenance of the Union under the leadership of Lincoln, who had thus far been at the head of the national government. The Chicago convention, giving the sentiments...
129 psl. - Republican cause, and the election of John Quincy Adams to the Presidency of the United States.
33 psl. - In 1784, the year after the treaty, Thomas B. Wait, who had been previously concerned in the publication of the Boston Chronicle, came to Falmouth and opened a stationer's shop. Finding Benjamin Titcomb, a printer, already established here, he formed a partnership with him, and on the first of January, 1785, issued the first number of the Falmouth GAZETTE and Weekly ADVERTISER.
79 psl. - Pioneer and Juvenile Key to operate upon the public mind, especially that of the young, by the publication of interesting narratives, setting forth in a clear light, not only the evils of an intemperate use of intoxicating drinks, but the dangers of temperate drinking. The abolition of negro slavery, and of the death penalty for crime, were strongly advocated in the columns of the Piiyneer and Key.
34 psl. - ... had been gathered here by Elders Case and Williams. The meetings of this society for several years were held at Maquoit, in the meeting-house which was built by the society in the latter part of the last century. In 1829 the meeting-house on Federal Street, which is now occupied by the Catholics, was built ; and in this Elder Titcomb finished his public labors, retiring from the pulpit at the age of eighty-three, after a forty years
34 psl. - January, 1785, he l struck off' with his own hands (as he frequently remarked to persons who are now living, 1871 ) the first sheet ever printed in Maine. About 1798, he left printing, and with no other preparation than that which the grace of God gives...
117 psl. - He subsequently read law, was admitted to the bar, and practiced his profession until his death a few years since.
36 psl. - Parsons had come before him, to keep school. In 1802 he opened a bookstore in Jones's Row, on the west side of Fish street, and in 1805 bought the Gazette. Under his charge it assumed a character which it had lacked since Wait parted with it. Mr. Adams is described by Willis as "a man of fine talents, quick perceptions, calm judgment, and great energy of character.
84 psl. - The publishers in 1856 transferred their interest to Geo. W. Chase, who published it as editor and proprietor about one year, when Howard Owen, now of the Kennebec Journal, was admitted as a partner, and took charge of the agricultural department. After being connected with the establishment about five months, Mr. Owen became dissatisfied with his unremunerated labors and sold his interest to Mr. Chase. Early in 1857 Mr. Chase abandoned the Telegraph and went to Bath, where he published the Masonic...

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