Recollections of a busy life by Horace GreeleyRecollections of a busy life by Horace Greeley

Recollections of a busy life

byHorace Greeley

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1868. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... XVIII. THE TRIBUNE. ON the tenth day of April, 1841, -- a day of most unseasonable chill and sleet and snow, -- our city held her great funeral parade and pageant in honor of our lost President, who had died six days before. General Robert Bogardus, the venerable Grand Marshal of the parade, died not long afterward of exposure to its inclemencies. On that leaden, funereal morning, the most inhospitable of the year, I issued the first number of The New Yokk Tribune. It was a small sheet, for it was to be retailed for a cent, and not much of a newspaper could be afforded for that price, even in those speciepaying times. I had been incited to this enterprise by several Whig friends, who deemed a cheap daily, addressed more especially to the laboring class, eminently needed in our city, where the only two cheap journals then and still existing -- The Sun and The Herald -- were in decided, though unavowed, and therefore more effective, sympathy and affiliation with the Democratic party. Two or three had promised pecuniary aid if it should be needed; only one (Mr. James Coggeshall, long since deceased) ever made good that promise, by loaning me one thousand dollars, which was duly and gratefully repaid, principal and interest. I presume others would have helped me had I asked it; but I never did. Mr. Dudley S. Gregory, who had voluntarily loaned me one thousand dollars to sustain The New-Yorker in the very darkest hour of my fortunes, in 1837, and whom I had but recently repaid, was among my most trusted friends in the outset of my new enterprise also; but I was able to prosecute it without taxing (I no longer needed to test) his generosity. My leading idea was the establishment of a journal removed alike from servile partisanship on the one hand and from gagged, minc...
Title:Recollections of a busy lifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:202 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.43 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217748171

ISBN - 13:9780217748179