1791 · Providence
Wheeler published the first issue of the weekly Chronicle in 1784. This issue prints an article by "A.Z" on "The Propriety of meliorating the condition of Women," asserting, "If the condition of the lower class of men in most civilized societies has been hitherto wretched, that of the women has been still more so."
Resolutions of the First Congress request President Washington to cause to make an estimate of the public lands in the Northwest Territory; and resolve to establish a Mint. Extracts from John Hancock's Speech several weeks earlier emphasize the importance of a "well disciplined MILITIA," whose members are able, "with their own arms," to "defend themselves against all invasions of a foreign enemy." An article from the United States Gazette emphasizes that preservation of Liberty requires protection of minority rights. News, including an execution of a convicted burglar, is printed, along with several columns of local advertisements. (Inventory #: 36664)