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The Southern Democrat. (Oglethorpe, Ga.) 1851-1853

 

Title:

The Southern Democrat.

Place of Publication:

Oglethorpe, Ga.

Geographic coverage:

  • Oglethorpe, Macon county

Publisher:

P.L.J. May

Dates of publication:

1851-1853

Description:

  • Began in 1851; ceased in 1853?

Frequency:

Weekly

Languages:

  • English

Notes:

  • Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 6 (June 5, 1852).
  • Editor: P.L.J. May, <1852>.

LCCN:

sn82014816

OCLC:

8796078

The Southern Democrat. October 16, 1851

About

J. M. Gaulding and Reverend P. L. J. May published the first issue of the Southern Democrat in Oglethorpe, Georgia, in the summer of 1851. That year, the weekly newspaper featured editorials and advertisements in support of the Southern Rights candidate, Charles McDonald. In January 1853, P. L. J. May, then sole editor and publisher of the Democrat, purchased the South-west Georgian and folded that title into his own publication. The following month, May’s family became afflicted by smallpox, which proved to be the early stages of an epidemic that affected the town of Oglethorpe that year. P. L. J. May succumbed to smallpox in 1853 and the Southern Democrat ceased publication not long after May’s death.