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Harry Croswell (1778-1858) was a Connecticut-born journalist and publisher. In 1802, he established a Federalist newspaper, the Wasp, in Hudson, New York. The New York Supreme Court case People v. Croswell (1804) centered on Crowell's conviction for criminal libel and sedition for printing attacks on prominent Republicans, including President Thomas Jefferson.

Citations

"Harry Croswell," Find a Grave, accessed 18 June 2024.

Guide to the Harry Croswell Papers (RG 258), Special Collections, Yale Divinity School Library, accessed 18 June 2024.

Paul McGrath, "People v. Croswell: Alexander Hamilton and the Transformation of the Common Law of Libel," Judicial Notice 7 (Summer 2011): 5-20.