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Published by the Sun Company from 1907, the Tallahassee Morning Sun, a self-declared “Democratic” newspaper, was a continuation of the Tallahassee Daily Capital. For unknown reasons, the Morning Sun suspended publication around 1909. A weekly edition known as the Sun was also published in Jacksonville.

The Morning Sun was edited by Claude L’Engle (1868-1919), a native of Jacksonville and U.S. Representative for Florida’s Fourth Congressional District from 1913 through 1915. L’Engle also edited the Dixie in Jacksonville from 1910 through approximately 1913, a paper which reflected his anti-Catholic sentiments and which would later be criticized for opposing free speech.

The Morning Sun bore the masthead, “If it's right we're for it" on its 1909 issues. The paper covered legislative proceedings extensively and appeared daily whenever the state legislature was in session, and every day but Monday during other times of the year. Among the items the Morning Sun reported on during its brief existence were the disfranchisement of the African-American population by both the House and the Senate in 1907 and the production of naval stores, an important part of the economy of northern Florida at the time.

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