State press. (Macon, Ga.) 1857-18??
Place of Publication:
- Macon, Bibb county
Dates of publication:
- Vol. 1, no. 1 (Oct. 22, 1857)-
- Bibb County (Ga.)--Newspapers.
- Georgia--Bibb County.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01207988
- Macon (Ga.)--Newspapers.
State press. October 22, 1857
Edwin C. Rowland published the first issue of the weekly State Press in Macon, Georgia on October 22, 1857. In the inaugural issue, Rowland referred to his paper as a ‘Southern State Rights organ’ that aligned itself with the Democratic Party. The four-page paper circulated weekly on Thursdays at a cost of two dollars per year. The State Press was a staunch supporter of the institution of slavery and editorialized against abolitionist interests in the North. The publishers circulated a daily edition of the paper in 1859, but was out of circulation by later that year.