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Zenger, John P. (1697-1746) New-York weekly journal. [Vol. 932, no. 19 (March 11, 1734)]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08724 Author/Creator: Zenger, John P. (1697-1746) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Newspapers Date: 11 March 1733[4] Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Quotes "Cato" on the importance of opposition and controls upon political power: "Political jealousy, therefore, in the people is a necessary and laudable passion." Reports on foreign affairs particularly relating to the War on the Polish Succession. Also reports that there was a slave revolt in St. John's where 60 whites were killed. Includes a published letter submitted by James Alexander (principal author of the journal's editorials) and William Smith asking Zenger to publicly apologize to Mr. Harison and the Honourable Committee for injuring the names of both parties. The journal consists of several sections which include editorials, foreign affairs, entires and departures of the New York Customs House, and advertisements.

People: Zenger, John Peter, 1697-1746.
Alexander, James, 1691-1756.

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Keywords/Subjects: Government and Civics, Politics, Journalism, Global History and Civics, Foreign Affairs, Military History, Slave Rebellion, Slavery, African American History, Massacre, Caribbean

Sub Era: Slavery