Ours is a plain story; and it shall be plainly told. The New Yorker was established with very moderate expectations of pecuniary advantage, but with strong hopes that its location at the Headquarters of intelligence for the continent, and its cheapness, would insure it, if well conducted, such a patronage as would be ultimately adequate, at least, to the bare expenses of its publication. Starting with scarce a shadow of patronage, it had four thousand five hundred subscribers at the close of the first year, obtained at an outlay of three thousand dollars beyond the income in that period. This did not materially disappoint the publishers' expectations. Another year passed, and their subscription increased to seven thousand, with a further outlay, beyond all receipts, of two thousand dollars. A third year was commenced with two editions—folio and quarto—of our journal; and at its close, their <*> subscriptions amounted to near nine thousand five hundred; yet our <*> again fallen two thousand dollars behind our absolutely necessary <*> tures. Such was our situation at the commencement of <*>of ruin and we found ourselves wholly unable to continue our <*>on the honor and ultimate good faith of our backward subscribe <*>five hundred of them were stricken from our list, and every possible <*>of
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