aware,’ he added, referring to the inception of the paper, ‘of the difficulty of satisfactorily conducting a weekly journal—of infusing into its columns a lively and continued interest—and of presenting a full and accurate view of passing events; but he was not discouraged.
Independent of political feelings, he has the vanity to believe that his selections have generally given satisfaction, and that the paper has proved an equivalent for its price.’
In another column, however, he advertised that, ‘influenced by considerations of importance only to himself, and wishing to alter his present line of business,’ he offered his establishment, with its attending privileges, at a reasonable price, if purchase be made immediately; and the following week he announced the sale and transfer of the paper to Mr. John H. Harris
This gentleman, who was encouraged to come from another town and embark in the enterprise, hoped, by reversing the polities of the paper once more, to recover the support of the Republican
subscribers whom Mr. Garrison
An immediate change of front took place, and instead of the Hon. John Varnum
, whom Mr. Garrison
had urged, in his last number, for election to Congress from that district, the Free Press
now ardently advocated the claims of Caleb Cushing
, his opponent.
But this attempt to galvanize and keep the paper alive utterly failed, and at the end of three months its publication ceased.
's valedictory, on surrendering the paper, was as follows: