[zeng-er, -ger]


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.

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

    Old Taverns of New York

    William Harrison Bayles

  • Zenger was released from prison, after having been confined for more than eight months.

    Old Taverns of New York

    William Harrison Bayles