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“The Liberty Song” with a “Set of Notes”

Last month I wrote a few postings about “The Liberty Song” appearing in 1768 and quickly becoming popular among American Whigs.I also wrote a series about how John Mein and John Fleeming’s Boston Chronicle, launched in late 1767, was quickly branded as a newspaper that supported the royal government. Reprinting an unflattering remark about Whig hero William Pitt and then physically attacking one of the printers of the radical Boston Gazette was bound to have that effect.
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