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About The Rhode-Island Republican (Newport, R.I.) 1809-1841

The Rhode-Island Republican was published weekly in Newport, Rhode Island from 1809 to 1841, and although another newspaper with the same name was published at Newport from 1801 to 1806, there is no connection between the two papers.

The Rhode-Island Republican was, as the name implies, a Republican newspaper. In its early years, it supported Jeffersonian principles and evolved to become a Democratic-Republican paper opposing the Whig platform and its political candidates for local, statewide and national office.

It was briefly published as the Newport Republican from February 26, 1829 to June 14, 1831. William Simons Sr. was the paper’s first editor from 1809 to 1825; he was not the last, however, as a number of others edited the newspaper after 1825 until its last issue. In 1826, the Rhode-Island Republican was printed and published by Atkinson & Read. By 1830, William Read alone was printer and publisher. In 1835, F. B. Peckham was publisher, proprietor, and printer. The last edition was printed by Callahan & Tilley on April 14, 1841.

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About this Newspaper


  • The Rhode-Island Republican (Newport, R.I.) 1809-1841

Other Title

  • Newport Republican

Dates of Publication

  • 1809-1841

Created / Published

  • Newport, R.I. : WM. Simons, 1809-1841.


  • -  Newport (R.I.)--Newspapers
  • -  Newport County (R.I.)--Newspapers
  • -  Rhode Island--Newport
  • -  Rhode Island--Newport County
  • -  United States--Rhode Island--Newport--Newport


  • Newspapers


  • -  Weekly
  • -  No. 1, vol. 1 (Mar. 22, 1809)- ; new. ser., v. 1, no. 1 (Oct. 26, 1836)-new ser., v. 5, no. 26 (Apr. 21, 1841).
  • -  Published as: Newport Republican, Feb. 26, 1829, June 14, 1831.
  • -  Numbering sometimes irregular; some issues misdated.
  • -  Suspended Sept. 3, 1834; resumed Oct. 15, 1834.
  • -  New ser., vol. 1, no. 1 (Oct. 26, 1836)-new ser., v. 3, no. 2 (Oct. 31, 1838) called also whole no. 1378-whole no. 1462.
  • -  Also issued in microform from the Readex Microprint Corp. and on microfilm from the Micro Photo Div., Bell & Howell Co.
  • -  Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 1 (Mar. 22, 1809).
  • -  Latest issue consulted: Vol. 5, no. 18 (Feb. 24, 1841).
  • -  Rhode Islander (Newport, R.I.) (DLC)sn 83021166 (OCoLC)9882195


  • volumes ; 47 cm

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Newspaper
  • AN

Library of Congress Control Number

  • sn83025561

OCLC Number

  • 9468685

ISSN Number

  • 2574-3775

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The Rhode-Island Republican Newport, R.I. -1841. (Newport, RI), Jan. 1 1809.

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(1809, January 1) The Rhode-Island Republican Newport, R.I. -1841. Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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The Rhode-Island Republican Newport, R.I. -1841. (Newport, RI) 1 Jan. 1809. Retrieved from the Library of Congress,