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The Dover herald. : ([Dover, Del.) 1800-18??
Place of publication:
[Dover, Del.
Geographic coverage:
  • Dover, Kent, Delaware  |  View more titles from this: City County, State
Dates of publication:
  • Began in 1800.
  • English
  • Delaware--Dover.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01214462
  • Dover (Del.)--Newspapers.
  • Archived issues are available in digital format from the Library of Congress Chronicling America online collection.
  • Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 3 (Jan. 16, 1800).
sn 88053159
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The Dover Herald

The Dover Herald was established in Dover, Delaware, in January 1800. The January 16, 1800 issue included a statement from the State of Delaware's Secretary's Office encouraging citizens to continue to pay respect the memory of George Washington who had died on December 14, 1799: "It is therefore recommended to all Civil Officers of the State to wear Crape on the left arm, below the elbow, as mourning, for three months." Also published were orders to convene the Delaware state militia by its Commander-in-Chief John Stockton, Adjutant General.

A column titled "Foreign Intelligence" contained news of the Napoleonic wars in Europe. It discussed the state of the Anglo-Russian Army following the War of the Second Coalition against France, when British and Russian troops had invaded the Batavian Republic (i.e., the Netherlands). The report included a call for the cessation of hostilities, the establishment of a line of demarcation, a halt to construction of offensive and defensive works, the removal of mounted batteries, and the return of 8,000 prisoners of war including French and Batavians. The Dover Herald also included summaries and concise news from Europe such as noting that the city of Genoa in Italy remained in the possession of the French army, as well as a proclamation issued to the French Army of the Danube at Berne, Switzerland.

The Dover Herald also covered local news, reprinting speeches made before the Delaware legislature. In addition, the newspaper reported on "canal business," discussions that eventually lead to the creation of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal Corporation and the construction of a canal connecting the Delaware and Chesapeake Bays.

It is unclear when the Dover Herald ceased publication.

Provided by: University of Delaware Library, Newark, DE