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History of Printing in Maryland, 1791-1800 with a Bibliography of Works Printed in the State During the Period by Rachel A. Minick
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in a letter dated September 11, 1790, offering to print
the laws of the United States in his paper, that

the Maryland Journal, & Baltimore Advertiser..
is a very useful vehicle for the promulgation
of such matters, it having an uncommonly exten-
sive circulation, in various states of the
union, especially in Virginia, Pennsylvania and
Maryland.1

The "extensive circulation", however, was about to
be threatened. A new paper, David Graham's Baltimore
Daily Repository, appealing to the public by its
frequency, made its appearance on October 24, 1791.
Although Goddard boasted that

as they now publish two papers per week, they
can issue four more, on lower terms, they be-
lieve, than any other person will perform
similar services2

the Maryland Journal did not change its frequency until
after Goddard's retirement; it became a triweekly on
November 1, 1793, but reverted to its semi-weekly status
just a year later.

In 1792, a second daily paper, Philip Edward's
Baltimore Evening Post, made its appearance; and the
new printers, both Graham and Edwards, absorbed a
share of the book printing trade. It is reasonable to
suppose that the Goddard fortunes declined.

Goddard was a good printer, and he had brought to
the Baltimore publishing business originality, aggres-

1 U. S. Dept. of State. Letters concerning the print-
ing and distribution of the laws, 1789-1822,

2 Maryland Journal. August 30, 1791.

 

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