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Bache, Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin Bache (bāch), 1769–98, American journalist, b. Philadelphia; son of Richard Bache and grandson of Benjamin Franklin. In 1790 he founded the Philadelphia General Advertiser (later the Aurora). As the champion of the Jeffersonians, Bache's paper denounced the Federalists bitterly, and he was arrested under the Sedition Act (see Alien and Sedition Acts) but was released on parole. He died soon afterward of yellow fever.

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