The Port Folio

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Title

The Port Folio

Publisher

Joseph Dennie

Date

July 21, 1804

Coverage

Philadelphia

Subject

Volume 4 number 29

Description

The Port Folio, was established in January 1801 by the “lay preacher” Joseph Dennie, who wrote as Oliver Oldschool. Dennie’s strong Federalist views appealed to a broad audience, and the magazine quickly became an invaluable repository of social and political comment. His rabid anti-Jeffersonian diatribes prompted federal authorities to prosecute him unsuccessfully for sedition. In 1802–03, The Port Folio published a series of poems that called out Jefferson’s relationship with his slave, Sally Hemings.