1804.013: Essays on the Liberty of the Press by Marcellus.

Published: 1804

Full Title: Essays on the liberty of the press. By Marcellus. Originally published in the Virginia Argus, in December, 1803.

Author: Marcellus [pseudonym].

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Samuel Pleasants

Description: 20 pgs.; 18 cm. (12mo).


Writer responds to an essay by Richmond attorney George Hay – published by Pleasants in August 1803 under the pen name Hortensius (1803.019) – justifying the requirement that the controversial editor James T. Callender post bond with the city's Hustings court ensuring his good behavior. The six letters herein were published in successive issues of the Virginia Argus from December 7th to 24th, during the annual meeting of the General Assembly.

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