, Newburyport, MA

January 12, 2013

This Day in History

Newburyport Daily News

---- — On this day in 1819, George J.L. Colby was born. He went on to become a notable journalist, known particularly for his ownership of the Newburport Herald and for his numerous editorials about various topics of the day, including slavery.

— Information provided by the Historical Society of Old Newbury