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The Daily Dispatch: December 13, 1865., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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The editor of the New York Express is, we believe, the oldest editor whose name has steadily appeared in the imprint of any newspaper in that city. The first day of its publication was 17th February, 1817. At that time, John Long and John Turner, of the New York Gazette, were the oldest editors; the next in order was Zachariah Lewis, editor of the Commercial Advertiser; Amos Butler, of the Mercantile Advertiser; Coleman and Burnham, of the Evening Post; Aldon Spooner, of the Columbian, and Henry Wheaton, of the National Advocate. These were the only daily papers then printed in New York. Most of these editors are dead and their papers discontinued. The Express is a continuation of the Daily Advertiser; The Post, which was established by Alexander Hamilton, Rufus King, Oliver Wolcott and others, as a high-toned Federal journal, is now ably conducted as a Democratic paper by Mr. Bryant. In nothing is the amazing growth of New York more evident than in the typographical improve