Newspaper Delaware Patriot & American Watchman (Wilmington, Del.) 1828-1828 Delaware patriot and American watchman
About Delaware Patriot & American Watchman (Wilmington, Del.) 1828-1828
The American Watchman was first published on January 11, 1822, by James Wilson in Wilmington, Delaware. Published every Tuesday and Friday, Wilson changed the name of the newspaper to the American Watchman and Delaware Advertiser with the March 15th issue. The newspaper included information such as notices of property for sale and rent, notices to debtors of estates, rewards for runaway slaves, as well as listing slaves for sale. The paper also included news of meetings of the Grand Lodge and of the shareholders of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal.
The American Watchman and Delaware Advertiser included foreign news. A report from Sierra Leone noted that “The slave trade is still carried on with great activity under French, Portuguese, Spanish and Dutch flags.” The article also noted that the American Colonization Society had suggested the creation of a colony for free blacks on the Gold Coast.
The newspaper included national news such as reports on the activities of an auditor in Ohio, the legislature of North Carolina, and the Virginia Board of Public Works. In addition, it reprinted an article from a Detroit newspaper describing the execution of two Native Americans for the murder of a white man. The American Watchman and Delaware Advertiser also covered news of the election by Delaware’s legislature of Caesar Rodney to the United States Senate, the theft of mail between New York City and Philadelphia, and various state congressional actions.
The American Watchman and Delaware Advertiser was published through January 15, 1828, and on January 18 its title was changed to Delaware Patriot and American Watchman. Published and printed by J. F. Clement, the newspaper’s motto was “The Safety of the People is the Supreme Law.” Clement stated that the newspaper would be Democratic Republican in nature and founded on Jeffersonian principles. It included scientific and literary information as well as legislative proceedings and debates. In addition, the Delaware Patriot and American Watchman advocated for domestic manufacturers and internal improvements. Clement declared his support for Andrew Jackson for the presidency.
The Delaware Patriot and American Watchman remained in publication until December 5, 1828, after which it merged with the Delaware Gazette to become the Delaware Gazette and American Watchman.Provided By: University of Delaware Library, Newark, DE
About this Newspaper
- Delaware Patriot & American Watchman (Wilmington, Del.) 1828-1828
- Delaware patriot and American watchman
Dates of Publication
Created / Published
- Wilmington, Del. : J.F. Clement, -1828.
- - Wilmington (Del.)--Newspapers
- - New Castle County (Del.)--Newspapers
- - Delaware--New Castle County
- - Delaware--Wilmington
- - United States--Delaware--New Castle--Wilmington
- - Semiweekly
- - Vol. 1, no. 1 (Jan. 18, 1828)-v. 1, no. 91 (Dec. 5, 1828).
- - Published as: Delaware patriot and American watchman, .
- - Also issued on microfilm from the Library of Congress, Photoduplication Service.
- - Archived issues are available in digital format from the Library of Congress Chronicling America online collection.
- - Delaware gazette (Wilmington, Del. : 1820) (DLC)sn 82016407 (OCoLC)9311895
- - Delaware gazette and American watchman 2638-101X (DLC)sn 82014936 (OCoLC)8801113
- volumes ; 51 cm
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Library of Congress Control Number
- Delaware Gazette (Wilmington [Del.]) 1820 to 1828
- Delaware Gazette and American Watchman (Wilmington, Del.) 1828 to 1837
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(1828, January 1) Delaware Patriot & American Watchman Wilmington, Del. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/sn82014393/.
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Delaware Patriot & American Watchman Wilmington, Del. (Wilmington, DE) 1 Jan. 1828. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, www.loc.gov/item/sn82014393/.