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Newspaper Weekly Delaware State Journal, Statesman and Blue Hen's Chicken (Wilmington, Del.) 1855-18?? Journal and statesman

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About Weekly Delaware State Journal, Statesman and Blue Hen's Chicken (Wilmington, Del.) 1855-18??

The Blue Hen’s Chicken and Delaware Democratic Whig was first published in Wilmington in 1845 by William T. Jeandell and Francis Vincent. Jeandell had previously been a co-owner of the Delaware Republican with William S. Miles. The Blue Hen’s Chicken and Delaware Democratic Whig was a four-page newspaper published every Friday morning.  It was named after Delaware’s state bird.  Jeandell departed the newspaper several months later, leaving Vincent as the sole owner. In 1848, Vincent shortened the title to Blue Hen’s Chicken to reflect a shift in political affiliation.

Vincent focused his attention on making the Blue Hen’s Chicken a true community newspaper, incorporating largely local news and editorial commentary. It soon became the largest newspaper in Delaware. The Blue Hen’s Chicken published local court proceedings, reports from public organizations, as well news on local construction and manufacturing. In addition, the newspaper ventured into the political area by advocating in 1846 for the transfer of state political power from the Whigs to the Democrats and endorsing the formation of a convention to revise the Delaware state constitution in 1852.

The Blue Hen’s Chicken existed as a separate publication for nine years when it was sold to Dr. James Heyward, owner and publisher of the Statesman, who combined the two newspapers and renamed the venture the Statesman and Blue Hen’s Chicken. Heyward continued publication of the anti-slavery newspaper for approximately a year before selling to Henry Eckel in 1855. It then appeared as the Delaware State Journal and Statesman, with both semi-weekly and weekly editions. From May 29, 1855, until June 4, 1858, the newspaper was published semi-weekly as the Delaware State Journal, Statesman, and Blue Hen’s Chicken and weekly as the Weekly Delaware State Journal, Statesman, and Blue Hen’s Chicken. Later, the titles reverted to Delaware State Journal and Statesman and Weekly Delaware State Journal and Statesman.

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About this Newspaper

Title

  • Weekly Delaware State Journal, Statesman and Blue Hen's Chicken (Wilmington, Del.) 1855-18??

Other Title

  • Journal and statesman

Dates of Publication

  • 1855-18??

Created / Published

  • Wilmington, Del. : Henry Eckel

Headings

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

Genre

  • Newspapers

Notes

  • -  Weekly
  • -  Began in 1855.
  • -  Archived issues are available in digital format from the Library of Congress Chronicling America online collection.
  • -  Semiweekly edition: Delaware State journal and statesman.
  • -  Description based on: Vol. 25, no. 34 (Aug. 28, 1857).
  • -  Weekly Delaware State journal and statesman 2574-6707 (DLC)sn 88053132 (OCoLC)18801561

Medium

  • v.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Newspaper

Library of Congress Control Number

  • sn89099200

OCLC Number

  • 19129855

ISSN Number

  • 2639-5428

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Chicago citation style:

Weekly Delaware State Journal, Statesman and Blue Hen's Chicken Wilmington, Del. -18??. (Wilmington, DE), Jan. 1 1855. https://www.loc.gov/item/sn89099200/.

APA citation style:

(1855, January 1) Weekly Delaware State Journal, Statesman and Blue Hen's Chicken Wilmington, Del. -18??. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/sn89099200/.

MLA citation style:

Weekly Delaware State Journal, Statesman and Blue Hen's Chicken Wilmington, Del. -18??. (Wilmington, DE) 1 Jan. 1855. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, www.loc.gov/item/sn89099200/.