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16531728, Mar
a Boston editor. He founded the first regularly published newspaper in British America, The Boston News-Letter. Campbell was one of a family or kin of Boston booksellers and public officials whose relationships are not determinable. He arrived in Boston some time before 1698, and in 1702 was appointed postmaster. As postmaster, he was the news center of the New England provinces, and in 1703 was writing “news letters” of European news to Governor Fitz-John Winthrop of Connecticut, and perhaps to other governors, made up of information received from arriving travelers, etc., with inferences as to New England policy.
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04/24/1704-First successful U.S. newspaper, The Boston News-Letter, begins publishing by John Campbell
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