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The monitor. (Washington, Ga.) 1800-1815

 

Title:

The monitor.

Place of Publication:

Washington, Ga.

Geographic coverage:

  • Washington, Wilkes county

Publisher:

S. Hillhouse

Dates of publication:

1800-1815

Description:

  • Began in 1800?
  • -v. 14, no. 724 (Jan. 6, 1815).

Frequency:

Weekly

Languages:

  • English

Subjects:

  • Georgia--Washington.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01216229
  • Georgia--Wilkes County.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01206962
  • Washington (Ga.)--Newspapers.
  • Wilkes County (Ga.)--Newspapers.
  • Women in the printing and publishing trades.

Notes:

  • Also on microfilm: Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Libraries.
  • Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 61 (Apr. 24, 1802).
  • Publisher: D.P. Hillhouse, <Mar. 7, 1812>-Jan. 6, 1815.

LCCN:

sn83020902

OCLC:

9632784

The monitor. April 24, 1802

About

Washington’s first newspaper, the Washington Gazette, was founded in 1800 by former state printer and publisher of Augusta’s Southern Centinel and State Gazette, Alexander McMillan. In June, 1801, David Hillhouse purchased the Washington Gazette and changed the masthead to the Monitor. Hillhouse served as editor and publisher of the newspaper until his death March 24, 1803. Hillhouse’s wife, Sarah Porter Hillhouse, became the first female newspaper editor in Georgia when she took over editorial and publishing control following her husband’s death. The Monitor ran under the same title for twelve more years, publishing state and European news copied from Augusta papers and following local events; In January of 1815, John K. M. Charlton purchased the Monitor and combined it with his newly establishedThe Friend to create The Friend and Monitor.