Southern spy. (Washington, Ga.) 1834-18??
Place of Publication:
- Washington, Wilkes county
Dates of publication:
- Began with Sept. 6, 1834 issue.
- Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 2 (Sept. 13, 1834).
Southern spy. September 27, 1834
Printer Michael J. Kappel and Editor James T. Hay published the first issue of the Southern Spy on September 6, 1834, in Washington, Georgia. With its first issue, the newspaper strongly aligned itself with the Union Party in Georgia and later supported the Democratic Party. By 1837, the Spy was popular enough that W. A. Mercer of the Washington News felt pressured to sell off his newspaper. In 1840, after being an interest holder for six years, Kappel sold his shares and began publication of the News and Planter’s Gazette in Washington. The Spy suffered under the competition and Hay announced in early 1840 that he was ceasing publication of the paper due to a lack of patronage.