Public Ledger vol. 1 no. 1 -- Philadelphia, Friday Morning, March 25, 1836

Public Ledger vol. 1 no. 1 -- Philadelphia, Friday Morning, March 25, 1836

Philadelphia: Swain, Abell & Simmons, 1836. [4] p.; 39 cm. Engraved masthead. The first issue of the daily newspaper published by William Moseley Swain, Arunah S. Abell, and Azariah H. Simmon, the first penny paper in Philadelphia. It continued to publish to 1942. On the second page, the publishers explain that they sought to supply a need for a less expensive paper. "The common good is its object; and in seeking this object, it will have especial regard to the moral and intellectual improvement of the laboring classes, the great sinew of all civilized communities." Contains local arrest reports; a description of a pump invented by Commodore James Barron; advertisements for local businesses; and transportation news. In Very Good Condition: "1836" written above masthead; old folds; starting to separate along folds; minor soiling. Very Good. Item #007382

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