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Southern spy. (Washington, Ga.) 1834-18??

 

Title:

Southern spy.

Place of Publication:

Washington, Ga.

Geographic coverage:

  • Washington, Wilkes county

Publisher:

M.J. Kappel

Dates of publication:

1834-18??

Description:

  • Began with Sept. 6, 1834 issue.

Frequency:

Weekly

Languages:

  • English

Notes:

  • Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 2 (Sept. 13, 1834).

LCCN:

sn82015113

OCLC:

8804795

Southern spy. September 27, 1834

About

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.