The Ohio Valley Press Before the War of 1812-15

The Ohio Valley Press Before the War of 1812-15

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...the rank of captain. Dying two years later, from exposure in the line of duty, he was accorded the honor of a military funeral. The paper was continued after his death, being finally merged (1823) into the National Republican and Ohio Political Register.28 We come now to the ancestor of the Cincinnati Gazette, which previous to the War of Secession became one of the best known and most influential dailies in the Mississippi Valley. This little sheet was known as Liberty Hall and Cincinnati Mercury, and even after merging with the Gazette in 1815, the weekly edition of the latter was for some time issued as Liberty Hall, a title that had endeared itself to hundreds of subscribers. The founder of this pioneer journal, established in 1804, was Rev. John W. Browne, an original and interesting personality in early Ohio, member of its first constitutional convention, and "printer of the laws of the United States." He was a pronounced Republican-Democrat and supported the Jeffersonian policy with vigor. With the elder Browne was associated in 1809 his brother Samuel, later (1824) editor of the Cincinnati Emporium. Cincinnati and Hamilton County, p. 256. Upon the death of the senior editor, early in 1813, Samuel took into partnership his chief printer, J. H. Looker, a relative of Governor Othniel Looker, and the statement is at that time made that the enterprise was an unexampled success, having two thousand subscribers. Undoubtedly this was a larger circulation than that of any other Ohio Valley paper during the period under consideration. Liberty Hall's popularity apparently arose from the fact that it stood stoutly for Western interests, and had the foresight to see wherein these lay. This policy led to continual mention of the resources of...
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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236630327
  • 9781236630322