1731 Benjamin Franklin-“Apology for Printers,”

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In the U.S., Benjamin Franklin responds to criticisms about printing controversial essays by various authors in his Pennsylvania Gazette by issuing an “Apology for Printers,” which he then regularly reissues.

To: 
Various authors and the general public
From: 
Benjamin Franklin
Year of Apology: 
1731
Footnote: 
Brands, H.W. The First American. Anchor Books, 2000. p115.