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Charleston Courier

A conservative, unionist, paper during the nullification crisis. Founded in 1803 by A.S. Willington. One of the innovators in meeting incoming ships to beat other papers to the news. James Gordon Bennett began his career there, where he worked for some months in 1823, before returning to New York.


Charleston Mercury

The trumpet of nullification, and later, of succession.


Christian Baptist

Founded and edited by Alexander Campbell from 1823 - 1830


Christian Discipline

Later known as the Christian Examiner, it became the official voice of Unitarianism. The first editor was Noah Worcester,


Christian Examiner

A long-lived Unitarian publication, often in controversy with evangelical and Calvinist papers like Lyman Beecher's Spirit of the Pilgrims.

Edited by George Ellis from 1849-55.


Christian Visitant

Edited from 1815-16 by Solomon Southwick.


Cincinnati Chronicle

Showed a spirit of boosterism in ringing in the new year, 1828 with: "In a single quarter of a century C. had risen from an inconsiderable village, to an opulent city of 19 or 20,000 inhabitants." [possessing] a medical college, a hospital, a theater, ... nine newspapers, two of which were dailies." (Source: Cincinnati Chronicle, quoted in Introduction to Trollope, Domestic Manners of the Americans, p.xix)


[Cincinnati] Gazette


[Cincinnati] Philanthropist

Initially edited by James G. Birney, printed by Achilles Pugh; its first number being Jan. 1, 1836. The press was wrecked by a mob in June 1836, and again by a more violent mob in July, but was repaired on both occasions. According to [Webster's - Bio], was run by Gamaliel Bailey from 1836-46. Webster's calls it "the first antislavery paper in the west", but Owen Lovejoy's paper could, I think, be called a predecessor.


Columbian Centinel

A Boston Federalist newspaper.

On 7/5/1826, gave a very positive review of Anne Royall's 1st book, Sketches...

NYC listing: Humanities-Microforms & Schomburg-Mss&Rare Bks & Humanities-Rare Bks & Mss Call # *ZAN-7473 /*ZY 86-50 /Sc MG 34 /*KSC /*ZZAN-15952 Title Columbian centinel (Boston, Mass. : 1804) (This file: 1804-40, but another file goes back as 1790)


Connecticut Herald

Published in New Haven; owned as of 1826 by Thomas Green Woodward and John B. Carrington. The former gave Anne Royall the chance to print her first book, Sketches of History, Life, and Manners in the United States, on credit.


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