The Worcester Magazine

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Title

The Worcester Magazine

Publisher

I[saiah] Thomas

Date

September 1787

Coverage

Worcester, Mass.

Subject

Volume 3, number 26

Description

In April 1786, a stamp tax imposed on newspapers caused Isaiah Thomas to suspend the Massachusetts Spy, and publish it as The Worcester Weekly Magazine. It ceased publication and only when the tax was rescinded. This is the most typographically interesting of the four contemporary magazine printings of the United States Constitution. The printer apparently received the document just before the deadline and increasingly shrank the type size to include the entire text.