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Begun by Samuel Relf; later taken over by Willis Gaylord Clark, who married Relf's niece, Anne Poyntell Caldcleugh. Started out as Jacksonian, but was a Whig paper under Clark.
Source: DAB on Clark.
First issued in 1804 with the encouragement of Thomas Jefferson; edited by Thomas Ritchie. (Source: DAB and Mott, American Journalism, p189, 257)
Founded in 1824 by John H. Pleasants. One bitter quarrel with the Richmond Whig got so out of hand that Thomas Ritchie Jr., fought a duel with, and killed, the rival editor, John H. Pleasants.(Source: DAB and Mott, American Journalism, p189, 257)
Gave young Thurlow Weed a job in 1821. He continued there until 1827, becoming a co-owner. Then he decided to establish an anti-Masonic newspaper, which would be called the Anti-Masonic Enquirer.
Copyright 1998 by Hal Morris, Secaucus, NJ
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