"Stephen" Daye Issue
Office Department announces a stamp
to commemorate the introduction of printing into the United States. . .
. Official announcement says, "On a press imported from
Stephen Daye in 1639, in a house of the first president of Harvard
produced 'The Freeman's Oath'." . . . Autographs of
documents on file in the Library of Congress, show the signature,
. . . The press was imported in 1638, and that would make the
slightly out of gear at this time. . . . First thing Daye
was, of course, "The Freeman's Oath," and then he followed with a 1639
Almanac which surely must have been printed the year before to have
usable in 1639.
- George B. Sloane
August 5, 1939
Posted September 12, 1999
Note: If the link isn't returned the first try, try again.
Comments? Send me an e-mail