36023: [John Peter Zenger]. Charles F. Heartman Present
This issue details the orders by the New York Assembly and Governor William Cosby for the burning of numbers 7, 47, 48, and 49 of Zenger's New-York Weekly Journal on charges of Sedition against the British Crown. Zenger, a New York printer born in Germany, affected the course of American journalistic freedom when he was found not guilty of criminal libel for publishing articles and doggerel verse critical of William Cosby, then governor of New York, in the New-York Weekly Journal, a newspaper that he edited and printed. "Zenger's acquittal received wide attention in Europe for its revolutionary aspects, which apparently raised popular interest" (Streeter).
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