The Democrat. (Columbus, Ga.) 1830-18??
Place of Publication:
- Columbus, Muscogee county
Dates of publication:
- Vol. 1, no. 1 (Oct. 16, 1830)-
- Columbus (Ga.)--Newspapers.
- Georgia--Muscogee County.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01216552
- Muscogee County (Ga.)--Newspapers.
- Also on microfilm: Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Libraries.
- Latest issue consulted: Vol. 2, no. 52 (Oct. 6, 1832).
The Democrat. October 16, 1830
A prospectus for the Democrat first appeared in the pages of the Columbus Enquirer in August of 1830, but it wasn’t until October 16, 1830, that Cosam Emir Bartlett published the first issue of the Democrat in Columbus. Bartlett, who had previously published two newspapers in Savannah, was an avid supporter of the newly-formed Union Party, and he quickly began editorially sparring with the Troup-alligned Enquirer. Bartlett was anti-nullification and published criticism of Enquirer owner James Van Ness’ opinion that nullification was constitutional. In response, James Van Ness published a particularly vicious editorial about Bartlett’s journalism capabilities in a November 2, 1833 issue of the Enquirer. The Democrat, much like Bartlett’s earlier newspapers, ceased publication after he left town in late 1833. Bartlett moved to Macon, Georgia, to join his brother, Myron Bartlett, at the Georgia Telegraph in 1834. Cosam’s time at the Telegraph was short-lived as he left for Florida and established Apalachicola Gazette in 1836.