John Gill

John Gill

A quiet but tireless Patriot printer who, along with Benjamin Edes, publishes the radical Boston Gazette.

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In terms of revolutionary activity, the printer John Gill is easily the equal of his colleagues Paul Revere and Samuel Adams. His newspaper was a source of news for the Patriot point of view and the most eloquent supporters of colonial liberty often chose it to make their political opinions heard.

From the Card:

  • Your print shop is a site for Patriot meetings as early as the 1760s.
  • Your newspaper makes bold statements on political issues.
  • Loyalist printer John Mein argues with you about an article, and assaults you with his cane.
  • You sue him with the help of your lawyer, James Otis, and win hefty damages.
  • During the Siege of Boston you stay in town, but stop printing. After the British evacuation, you and Edes separate.
  • You start your own newspaper, which you operate until your death.

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