Henry Livingston, Jr.
Carrier Addresses

About the Papers and Carrier Addresses

Carrier Address Examples by Henry

Poughkeepsie Journal 1 Jan 1787 "BEFORE the friends of Mr. Power" Appears in his manuscript book. Nicholas Powers started the Poughkeepsie Journal in 1785.
Poughkeepsie Journal 1 Jan 1787 "THROUGH wet and dry, and frost and snows" Henry's by style
Poughkeepsie Journal 1 Jan 1788 A Scene from the Comedy called the "Printers Prentices" FD Roosevelt Library. This is written from the point of view of the same two young men Henry wrote for in 1787.
Unknown 1 Jan 1788 The circling Sun, bright Monarch of the day, .
Weekly Museum 1 Jan 1793 "ONCE more the humble carrier of your news," Brown University
Weekly Museum 1 Jan 1795 "WHILE, o'er the earth's expanse, the golden ray" Brown University
Weekly Museum 1 Jan 1796 "WHILE New Year's Morn east breast with joy inspires," Brown University
Weekly Museum 2 Jan 1797 "LO! the first days of feathery-footed TIME" Brown University
Weekly Museum 1 Jan 1803 "THE onward rolling waves of Time, TIME" microfilm
Political Barometer 1 Jan 1803 "All hail to the season so jovial and gay" Thomas Collection. Attributed by Henry's granddaughter, Gertrude Thomas. The Political Barometer was published in Poughkeepsie from 1802 to 1806, by Isaac Mitchell. His relationship to Henry's next door neighbor, Stephen Mitchell, is unknown.
Political Barometer 17 Jan 1804 "As round the changing seasons roll," Henry's by style
Political Barometer 15 Jan 1805 "GOOD morning EIGHTEEN HUNDRED FIVE," Henry's by style
New-York Commercial Advertiser 2 Jan 1805 "ONCE more, his Patrons to revisit," .
Political Barometer 7 Jan 1806 "THE rolling year is round again," .
Political Barometer 13 Jan 1807 "To the regions of Pluto, and banks of the Styx," .
Weekly Museum 1 Jan 1808 "Among the fine New-Year's Addresses" Brown University
Poughkeepsie Advertiser 1 Jan 1809 "LAST night father Time, from his old tablet drew," Thomas Collection. Owned by the Thomas family, descendants of Henry.
Poughkeepsie Journal 1 Jan 1811 "Young Misses have their Valentine," FD Roosevelt Library
Balance 1 Jan 1811 "Had our young cobbling muse but time and tools," .
Poughkeepsie Journal 7 Jan 1814 "Another year has roll'd her course," Sounds like they lost Henry's poem
Poughkeepsie Journal 1 Jan 1815 "REPLETE with much event - important - vast!" FD Roosevelt Library
Poughkeepsie Journal 1 Jan 1816 "FAREWELL, FIFTEEN, farewell forever!" FD Roosevelt Library
Northern Whig 9 Jan 1816 "Columbia! Columbia! to glory arise!" Yale President Timothy Dwight - Appears in Henry's Music Manuscript, p.55
New-York Gazette 1 Jan 1818 "ONCE more, dear friends, you see me here" Brown University
Poughkeepsie Journal 1 Jan 1819 "TIME, with his pinions broad and strong" Adriance Collection. Attributed by Henry's granddaughter, Gertrude Thomas.
New-York Gazette 1 Jan 1818 "ONCE more, dear friends, you see me here" Brown University
Poughkeepsie Journal 1 Jan 1823 "An ancient sage was once requir'd" FD Roosevelt Library
Christian Advocate and Journal 1 Jan 1844 "Good morning, patrons! once again" Henry's been dead 16 years.
Tioga Banner 1 Jan 1849 "A good old-fashioned, honest lay," Henry's been dead 21 years.

About the Papers and Carrier Addresses

"BEFORE the friends of Mr. Power":
Nicholas Power began publishing the Poughkeepsie Journal on August 11, 1785. From 1792-1793, he also published "The Farmer's Register" in Kingston. On Apr. 1796, he added Richard Vanderburgh as his partner, but the partnership fell apart in November of the same year.

16 Nov 1796
The Partnership of Nicholas POWER & Richard VANDERBURGH is dissolved by mutual consent; and all persons concerned will take notice, that the business will be continued by Nicholas POWER only, to whom all debts due to said partnership are to be paid. The above partnership is dissolved in consequence of the said Richard VANDERBURGH'S expectation of going into business in another county.
Nicholas POWER, Richard VANDERBURGH.
Poughkeepsie, October 27, 1796.

On March 27, 1798, Power had a new partner, Henry Collins Southwick.

Power died in Poughkeepsie in 1811, at the age of 51.

Isaac Mitchell is known today as a writer, but from 1798 until his death of typhus on November 26, 1812, he was also a journalist, publisher, and editor, mostly in Poughkeepsie, but for a time in Albany. His politics was strongly Jeffersonian Republican.

Mitchell was originally the publisher of the American Farmer and Dutchess County Advertiser, a Poughkeepsie newspaper publishly weekly from June 8, 1798 - July 22, 1800. From 1801 to 1802, Mitchell owned an interest in The Guardian, another Poughkeepsie paper. In June 1802, he renamed the paper The Political Barometer. He continued to publish the paper until 1806, when he sold it to Thomas Nelson and Son.

From Nov. 11, 1806 - Dec. 27, 1808, Mitchell published the Republican Crisis in Albany on a semi-weekly basis. But Poughkeepsie must have held quite a pull for him, because he was back in the town in 1808 as editor of the Republican Herald, another weekly newspaper, a position he kept until 1811.


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