- 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.The Trial of Theodore Parker
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.
For this they were silenced, and John Chambers was appointed by the court counsel for Zenger.