Those of us who grew up in the previous century will remember the days when even small towns had more than one newspaper. We were pikers compared to the 19th century, though. London in 1830 had four daily morning, six daily evening papers, and one kajillion other papers appearing once, twice, three times a week or every third week. But I didn’t realize, until reading this little miscellaneous bit in the 1830 Annual Register, that the U.S., with a much smaller population, had more newspapers.
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