Edes, Benjamin

Edes, Benjamin

(1732–1803) journalist; born in Boston, Mass. A planner of the Boston Tea Party, he cofounded, with John Gill, the pro-Patriot Boston Gazette and Country Journal (the third paper so named) in 1775. It declined after the American Revolution and shut down in 1789; Edes spent his last years in poverty.
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