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Lawrence Wroth, A History of Printing in Colonial Maryland 1686-1776 Baltimore: The Typothetae of Baltimore, 1922. Printing in Maryland began in St. Mary's City with William Nuthead in the 1680's. After his death, his wife Dinah moved the print shop to the new capital, Annapolis (1694) where she petitioned for license to print and gave her bond for good behavior as a printer. The first newspaper in Maryland (the Maryland Gazette) was established by William Parks in Annapolis in 1727. It lasted for only a short time (1734) and was succeeded by a second Maryland Gazette which Jonas Green began publishing in 1747. At the time of the Stamp Act crisis, Jonas Green was in partnership with William Rind. MSA SC 2221-02-2.

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