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Short-lived campaign newspaper supported the Whig party...
Item # 684682
June 20, 1844
LOUISVILLE JOURNAL, EXTRA, Kentucky, June 20, 1844
* Very rare publication
A quite rare and short-lived campaign newspaper which existed only to promote the Whig party cause in the 1844 election. This is issue #8 which was likely a run of just 27 issues printed from May 2 to December 5, 1844, as campaign newspapers typically ceased just following the election.
This title would resurrect itself for the campaigns of 1848 and 1852 as well. It is listed in W. Miles' "The People's Voice - An Annotated Bibliography of American Presidential Campaign Newspapers".
Four pages, 11 1/2 by 13 inches, a wealth of pro-Whig political content, nice condition.
Category: Pre-Civil War