six columns to the page.1
The editor recurred to his favorite quotation from Cicero
; and ‘Reason shall prevail with us more than Popular Opinion’ was placed as the permanent motto of the paper, below the heading.
The contents were attractively arranged, the first page being devoted to selections under the general heads ‘Moral,’ ‘Education,’ ‘Temperance,’ ‘Slavery,’ ‘Political,’ etc. Foreign and domestic news occupied the second page; editorials, communications, and a general summary of news the third, and poetry, miscellany, and advertisements the fourth.
Contrary to the usual habit of giving editorials larger type and better display than other matter, Mr. Garrison
set his articles in smaller type than the average, and still found himself cramped for space.
His first bow to the Vermont
public was made in the following Salutatory, in which the prime motive for establishing the paper seems to have been the last in the editor's thoughts.