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Delaware advertiser & star. : (Wilmington, Del.) 1832-18??
Alternative Titles:
  • Advertiser and star
  • Delaware advertiser and star
Place of publication:
Wilmington, Del.
Geographic coverage:
  • Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware  |  View more titles from this: City County, State
Nathaniel Mitchell
Dates of publication:
  • Began in 1832?
  • English
  • Delaware--Wilmington.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01203983
  • Wilmington (Del.)--Newspapers.
  • Archived issues are available in digital format from the Library of Congress Chronicling America online collection.
  • Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 17 (Mar. 22, 1832).
sn 88053023
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Delaware Advertiser & Star

The Delaware Advertiser and Star was established in Wilmington by Nathanial Mitchell in 1832 and was published every Thursday. Mitchell also operated a job printing office. As with other newspapers at the time, the Delaware Advertiser and Star published a combination of national and local news. Mitchell included a column entitled "Miscellaneous" that contained information on a variety of issues such as how to choose a wife and a treatise on breeding poultry. One issue also included an article related to the treatment of cholera, suggesting that a quarantine was not necessary and would lead to widespread panic regarding the disease.

The Delaware Advertiser and Star reported on Indian fighting on the Kentucky frontier and a Cherokee uprising in Georgia and Alabama. In addition, the paper covered state and local politics, reporting on the actions of the Delaware Senate and the meeting of the National Republicans in New Castle County. In 1832, the Delaware Advertiser and Star vehemently opposed the re-election of Democrat Andrew Jackson and endorsed instead the National Republican candidates Henry Clay for President and John Sargent for Vice-President. The paper also reported on the discussions taking place in Congress on regulating the tariff.

It is unclear when the Delaware Advertiser and Star ceased publication.

Provided by: University of Delaware Library, Newark, DE