Journalist; born in Charlestown, Mass.
, Oct. 14, 1732; captain of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company in 1760, and one of the Boston Sons
In his printingoffice many of the tea-party disguised themselves, and were there regaled with punch after the exploit at the wharf was performed.
He began, with Mr. Gill
, in 1755, the publication of the Boston Gazette and country journal
, which became a very popular newspaper, and did eminent service in the cause of popular liberty.
, and other leading spirits were constant contributors to its columns, while Mr. Edes
himself wielded a caustic pen. He was in Watertown
during the siege of Boston
, from which place he issued the Gazette
, the “mouth-piece of the Whigs
It was discontinued in 1798, after a life, sustained by Edes
, of forty years. He died in Boston
, Dec. 11, 1803.