Thursday, December 27, 2012

History lovers, stop by the Quitman Public Library and browse our online database of old newspapers from all over the world at!

I found a mention of Quitman's first newspaper, the Quitman Clipper, from a pre-Civil War article that reads as follows:
"We are in receipt of a sprightly Bell and Everett paper called the Quitman Clipper, published in Quitman Wood County Texas, requesting us to exchange, which we do with pleasure. The Clipper is full of enthusiasm and brings good news for Bell and Everett from the 'Republic' State.
----Constitutional Union Ticket
For President, John Bell of Tennessee
For Vice-President, Edward Everett of Massachusetts ----
Platform of the Constitutional Union Party,
The Constitution of the country! The Union of the States! And the Enforcement of the Laws!”

-The Southern Enterprise
Lucius C. Bryan, Editor
Thomasville, GA
Wikipedia photo, 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 1860

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