History of Guernsey County, Ohio Volume 1

History of Guernsey County, Ohio Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...are submitted: "Farmers of Guernsey county, are your taxes already high enough? Have they become oppressive? Then let all vote against railroad subscription." "Are the landholders of Guernsey county prepared to mortgage their lands to money lenders to the amount of one hundred thousand dollars? Their vote against railroad subscription." THE GUERNSEY TIM ES. The Guernscy Times was founded by J. Aitken. at Cambridge, the first number being dated September 18, 1824. The subscription price was set at one dollar and fifty cents. if paid within thirty days after the time of subscribing; two dollars, if paid within six months, or two dollars and fifty cents if not paid until after the expiration of six months. Advertisements not exceeding a "square" were inserted three times for one dollar, twentyfive cents for each subsequent insertion. The first volume of the Times was not much larger than an ordinary office ledger. The paper consisted of four pages. each of four columns of leaded brevier, embellished with the atrocious woodcuts which were then in the height of popularity. and was made up mainly of foreign and political news. with now and then a local item. The advertisements were for the greater part demands for money by many of the merchants, coupled with threats of legal procedure, and a list of articles which would be taken in lieu of coin, which was at that time extremely scarce. The first volume closed with the number dated October 15, 1825, at which time the paper passed out of the hands of Aitken and became the property of Col. Cyrus P. Beatty, who successfully conducted it up to the time of his death, December 17, 1827, after which publication was continued by his widow. Colonel Beatty, upon assuming...show more

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  • Paperback | 164 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 304g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236935179
  • 9781236935175