His most famous enterprise was the flamboyantly Jacobite Weekly Journal, which he took over in 1716. It became Mist's Weekly Journal in 1725. Mist was often in trouble, despite his ability to exploit the ambiguities of ‘sedition’ and despite Defoe’s government-supported undercover work to tone down Mist's extravagances. He fled to France in 1728, when Mist's became Fog's, managed by Charles Molloy.
From The Oxford Companion to the Book in Oxford Reference.