Trial of John Peter Zenger

The trial of John Peter Zenger, of New-York, printer who was charged with having printed and published a libel against the government, and acquitted : with a narrative of his case. To which is now added, being never printed before, the trial of Mr. William Owen, bookseller, near Temple-Bar, who was also charged with the publication of a libel against the government .

John Peter Zenger was a German-American printer, publisher, editor and journalist in New York City. He was a defendant in a landmark legal case in American jurisprudence that determined that truth was a defense against charges of libel and "laid the foundation for American press freedom."**

 

John Peter Zenger. Wikipedia.  Accessed 3/26/12.

Libel Trials
Trial of John Peter Zenger