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Zenger

[zeng-er, -ger]
noun
  1. John Peter,1697–1746, American journalist, printer, and publisher, born in Germany: his libel trial and eventual acquittal (1735) set a precedent for establishing freedom of the press in America.
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  • Freedom of the press, in America, was established by the trial of the printer Zenger.

    The Collector

    Henry T. Tuckerman

  • Andrew Hamilton of Philadelphia defended Mr. Zenger with law, wit, learning, and eloquence.

  • Zenger, in his Weekly Journal, vigorously criticized this and other despotic actions of the governor.

  • Attempts were made to have Zenger indicted, but the grand jury refused to bring in a bill.

    Old Taverns of New York

    William Harrison Bayles

  • For this they were silenced, and John Chambers was appointed by the court counsel for Zenger.

    Old Taverns of New York

    William Harrison Bayles