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Entered according to the Act of Congress, in the year 1852, by
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.
PRINTED BY THURSTON, TORRY, AND EMERSON.
THE BOSTON COURIER.
In the beginning of the year 1824, the increased and rapidly increasing business and population of Boston seemed to require the establishment of a new daily paper, and to justify a hope that such a project would not prove an abortion. Encouraged by assurances of support from friends among the merchants and manufacturers, a prospectus was issued, which met with so much favor as led to the publication of the first number of the Boston Courier, on the second day of March. The paper was intended to be the especial and avowed advocate of the "American System," in other words, the exponent of the views and purposes of those who were struggling to obtain from Congress the enactment of a protective tariff. In
* Prior to the year 1813, numerous efforts had been made to establish a daily paper in Boston, all of which were unsuccessful, and involved the projectors in pecuniary embarrassments. In that year, the Boston Daily Advertiser appeared, published by Horatio Bigelow and William W. Clapp. These gentlemen sold their interest in the paper to Nathan Hale, under whose management it gained a permanent footing, and still maintains a prominent position, surrounded by a host of cotemporary dailies.