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About The Delawarean, and farmers' and mechanics' advertiser. (Wilmington, Del.) 183?-18??
Wilmington, Del. (183?-18??)
- The Delawarean, and farmers' and mechanics' advertiser. : (Wilmington, Del.) 183?-18??
- Place of publication:
- Wilmington, Del.
- Geographic coverage:
- Enoch E. Camp
- Dates of publication:
- Wilmington (Del.)--Newspapers.
- Archived issues are available in digital format from the Library of Congress Chronicling America online collection.
- Description based on: Vol. 3, no. 23 (Dec. 17, 1836).
- sn 88053075
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The Delawarean, and Farmers' and Mechanics' Advertiser
The Delawarean, and Farmers' and Mechanics' Advertiser was issued in Wilmington, Delaware, every Saturday, with Enoch Camp serving as editor, publisher, and printer. The masthead stated that it was the largest paper in the state. It included poetry, song, and short fiction as well as columns related to morality, amusement, juveniles, and mechanical and agricultural interests. A "Ladies Reading" section provided information on beauty, how to attract a man of property, and the latest London fashions for both men and women. The "Recipes" column included both food and medical recipes such as potato balls and a burn salve.
The Advertiser also published national news such as a report from the Secretary of the Navy. The December 17, 1836 issue paid particular attention to the recent presidential election where the Whig Party ran four candidates in an unsuccessful attempt to defeat the Democratic nominee, Martin Van Buren. The newspaper reported that Virginia had given its electoral votes to Van Buren, while Massachusetts had selected Daniel Webster. The same issue of the Advertiser also reported on the burning of the main U.S. Post Office and Patent Office in Washington, D.C.
The Delawarean, and Farmers' and Mechanics' Advertiser published news of ships arriving and departing from the Port of Wilmington and a report of a convention of delegates from 48 Delaware school districts. Additionally, there appeared notices of land and livestock for sale, runaway slaves and servants, and an ad for the 1837 almanac.
It is unknown when the Delawarean, and Farmers' and Mechanics' Advertiser ceased publication.
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