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AIKMAN, Alexander, journalist, born in Scotland in 1755; died at Prospect Pen, St. Andrews, Jamaica, in July 1838. He came to Charleston, South Carolina, and learned the trade of a printer. When the American colonies revolted he left the country and established in Jamaica a loyalist newspaper, the " Jamaica Mercury," afterward called the "Royal Gazette." He was public printer in that colony, and sat for many years in the assembly.
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