The Independent Reflector

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Title

The Independent Reflector

Publisher

Printed by James Parker

Date

November 30, 1752

Coverage

New York

Subject

Volume 1, number 1

Description

The first magazine published in New York, edited by William Livingston. It was suppressed by local British authorities, in particular over his protest of the installation of a bishop to head the newly formed King’s College (today’s Columbia University). Livingston went on to become the first governor of New Jersey and a signer of the United States Constitution, the document that codified the liberties for which he and Zenger had fought.