Old Bennington in Bennington County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
1756 - 1816
Uncompromising in defense of freedom of the press
Imprisoned in 1800 for opposition to Alien and Sedition Laws as threats to the newborn democracy
Erected in 1912
On site of first printing press of Vermont Gazette
Sigma Delta Chi
National Professional Journalistic Fraternity
Erected 1912 by Sigma Delta Chi, National Professional Journalistic Fraternity.
Location. 42° 53.363′ N, 73° 12.915′ W. Marker is in Old Bennington, Vermont, in Bennington County. Marker is on Monument Circle. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bennington VT 05201, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Stark (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Bennington (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); New Hampshire at the Battle of Bennington (about 300 feet away); Colonel Seth Warner (about 300 feet away); Continental Storehouse Site (about 300 feet away); Before the Battle Monument (about 300 feet Captain Samuel Robinson (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of the Catamount Tavern - 1767 (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Old Bennington.
More about this marker. This marker is on the grounds of the Bennington Battle Monument.
Also see . . . Biography of Anthony Haswell. During the existence of the sedition law he published an article in relation to the imprisonment of Matthew Lyon under that law, and another on the conduct of President Adams in making appointments to office, which though manifesting considerable warmth of feeling, would not now be noticed as possessing a criminal character. For these he was indicted before the United States Circuit Court, and, in 1800, at Windsor, was sentenced by Judge Patterson to two months imprisonment, and to pay a fine of two hundred dollars and costs. He was allowed to serve out his term of imprisonment in the jail in this town, which term expired the 9th of July. (Submitted on September 9, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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