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The messenger. (Fort Hawkins, Ga.) 1823-1823

 

Title:

The messenger.

Place of Publication:

Fort Hawkins, Ga.

Geographic coverage:

  • Fort Hawkins, Bibb county

Publisher:

M. Robertson

Dates of publication:

1823-1823

Description:

  • Vol. 1, no. 1 (Mar. 21, 1823)-v. 1, no. 23 (Nov. 5, 1823).

Frequency:

Weekly

Languages:

  • English

Subjects:

  • Bibb County (Ga.)--Newspapers.
  • Fort Hawkins (Ga.)--Newspapers.
  • Georgia--Bibb County.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01207988
  • Georgia--Fort Hawkins.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01289208

Notes:

  • Available on microfilm from the University of Georgia Libraries.
  • Publisher varies: Simri Rose & Robertson, Aug. 4, 1823-

LCCN:

sn89053325

OCLC:

19851343

The messenger. March 21, 1823

About

Beginning on March 16, 1823, Simri Rose and Matthew Robinson published the Messenger out of Fort Hawkins, Georgia. When Macon was incorporated as a town on December 10, 1823, the partners moved their paper to Macon. In 1824, Rose and Robinson changed their paper’s masthead to the Georgia Messenger. The Georgia Messenger, incorporated under S. Rose and Company, merged with the Georgia Journal in 1847 to become the Georgia Journal and Messenger. By 1850, the Journal and Messenger identified itself as Whig and achieved a circulation of 3,200. The paper eventually merged with the Georgia Weekly Telegraph in 1869 after the J. W. Burke Company sold out to Telegraph owner Joseph Clisby.