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On this day in 1801, the first issue of the New York Post was published

November 16, 2023

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On this day in 1801, the first issue of the New York Post was published. The newspaper was founded by Alexander Hamilton, and, like its founder, supported Federalist policies on a central bank and foreign policy.

Did you know? Hamilton wrote attack pieces on Thomas Jefferson in the Post using the pseudonym, “Lucius Crassus,” after an ancient Roman orator.

One of the paper’s most respected and famous editors was William Cullen Bryant, who steered its path towards abolitionism and support for trade unions.

Alexander Hamilton, John Trumbull, c. 1806

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November 16, 2023
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