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Carey, Mathew

Born: 1760 AD
Died: 1839 AD
Nationality: Irish
Categories: Journalist

1760 – Carey came from a middle-class family and was born in Dublin.

1775 – He entered the bookselling and printing business and when still only seventeen published a pamphlet criticizing dueling.

1779 – He met Dr. Benjamin Franklin, working at the time as American revolutionary ambassador to France, who took him on to work in his printing office.

         – Carey worked for Franklin for a year before returning to Ireland where he edited The Freeman’s Journal and The Volunteer’s Journal, both of which were politically polemic publications

1784 – His stock with the authorities did not thereby increase and so he left Ireland for good, settling in the United States.

1825 – Carey retired, leaving his business to his son, Henry C. Carey.

1839 – Mathew Carey died.