Southern courant. (Washington, Wilkes County, Ga.) 18??-18??
Place of Publication:
- Washington, Wilkes county
Dates of publication:
- Georgia--Wilkes County.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01206962
- Washington (Ga.)--Newspapers.
- Wilkes County (Ga.)--Newspapers.
- Description based on: New ser., no. 12, vol. 30 (Feb. 27, 1845).
Southern courant. February 27, 1845
The Southern Courant was owned and edited by James M. Smythe, and printed by M. J. Kappel in Washington, Georgia, in the early to mid-19th century. Smythe was a prominent lawyer in Washington, Georgia, and ran for political office as a member of the Whig Party. The Southern Courant mirrored the political alignment of its owner with editorials in support of the annexation of Texas and the re-election of George W. Crawford for Governor of Georgia. During the politically tumultuous year of 1845, the Southern Courant sparred with other Georgia papers over issues around tariffs, slavery, and President Polk. Smythe left Washington, Georgia, to become associate editor of the Augusta Daily Chronicle and Sentinel, and the Southern Courant ceased printing in the late 1840s.