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Newspaper Delaware Patriot & American Watchman (Wilmington, Del.) 1828-1828 Delaware patriot and American watchman

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About Delaware Patriot & American Watchman (Wilmington, Del.) 1828-1828

The American Watchman and Delaware Advertiser was launched on January 11, 1822 by James Wilson in Wilmington, Delaware. Published every Tuesday and Friday, the newspaper included notices of property for sale and rent, debtors of estates, rewards for runaway slaves, as well as listing slaves for sale. The Advertiser also included news of meetings of the Mason’s Grand Lodge and of the shareholders of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal.

The American Watchman and Delaware Advertiser also covered foreign events. An article about Sierra Leone noted that “The slave trade is still carried on with great activity under French, Portuguese, Spanish and Dutch flags.” It also observed that the American Colonization Society had suggested the creation of a colony for free blacks on Africa’s Gold Coast. The Advertiser included a variety of national news as well, reporting on the activities of, for example, an auditor in Ohio, the North Carolina legislature, and the Virginia Board of Public Works. It also covered the theft of mail between New York City and Philadelphia and 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 contained Delaware and local news as well, reporting on the election (by the state legislature) of Caesar Rodney to the United States Senate and various state Congressional actions.

On January 18, 1828, the title of the newspaper was changed to Delaware Patriot and American Watchman. Published and printed by J. F. Clement, the Watchman‘s motto was “The Safety of the People is the Supreme Law.” Clement stated that the paper would support Democratic Republican principles following the tradition of former President Thomas Jefferson. The Watchman advocated on behalf of domestic manufacturers and internal improvements and supported the election of Andrew Jackson as President. Clement ensured that the paper included scientific and literary information along with reports on legislative proceedings and debates.

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.

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About this Newspaper

Title

  • Delaware Patriot & American Watchman (Wilmington, Del.) 1828-1828

Other Title

  • Delaware patriot and American watchman

Dates of Publication

  • 1828-1828

Created / Published

  • Wilmington, Del. : J.F. Clement, -1828.

Headings

  • -  Wilmington (Del.)--Newspapers
  • -  New Castle County (Del.)--Newspapers
  • -  Delaware--New Castle County
  • -  Delaware--Wilmington
  • -  United States--Delaware--New Castle--Wilmington

Genre

  • Newspapers

Notes

  • -  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

Medium

  • volumes ; 51 cm

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Newspaper
  • AN

Library of Congress Control Number

  • sn82014393

OCLC Number

  • 8773702

ISSN Number

  • 2639-118x

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Delaware Patriot & American Watchman Wilmington, Del. (Wilmington, DE), Jan. 1 1828. https://www.loc.gov/item/sn82014393/.

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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/.