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Sag Harbor in Suffolk County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

David Frothingham

 
 
David Frothingham Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 23, 2019
1. David Frothingham Marker
Inscription.  
Publisher of Long Island's
first newspaper, Frothingham's
Long-Island Herald, 1791-1798,
lived and printed at this site.

 
Erected 2018 by Press Club of Long Island.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Communications.
 
Location. 40° 59.9′ N, 72° 17.777′ W. Marker is in Sag Harbor, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is on Main Street north of Union Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 180 Main Street, Sag Harbor NY 11963, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Handcut Millstone (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The French House (about 300 feet away); M. Olivia Sage (about 400 feet away); Atheneum (about 500 feet away); Meigs Monument (about 600 feet away); The Old Burying Ground (about 600 feet away); American Revolution Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away); Alvin Building (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sag Harbor.
 
Also see . . .  Frothingham’s 1791 Newspaper Recognized by Press Club as Long Island’s First (SagHarborExpress.com)
David Frothingham Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 23, 2019
2. David Frothingham Marker - wide view
. "David Frothingham published Frothingham’s Long-Island Herald from 1791 to 1796 and his wife, Nancy Pell, who was from a prominent Westchester family, ran it until 1802, after he ran afoul of then-Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton. According to the Sag Harbor Historical Society, Mr. Hamilton had accused Mr. Frothingham of slander based on an article not published in the Herald but rather in a Brooklyn newspaper, the Argus. He was found guilty and fined $100, and a bond of $2,500 was set by the court to ensure he would not publish anything libelous ever again. However, Mr. Frothingham could not pay the bond and became a seaman to earn the money, and it is said no one truly knows how he perished." (Submitted on April 29, 2019.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 67 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 29, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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