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Litchfield Enquirer Archive

  • Litchfield, Connecticut
  • 18291881

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Stephen Stanford Smith founded The Litchfield County Post, which was published weekly in the town of Litchfield, CT in 1826. This was just as the "Era of Good Feelings" was beginning to dissolve into the more contentious political scene that characterized the years of Jacksonian Democracy. As a paper with a statewide audience and a vigorous editorial practice, The Litchfield County Post was clearly at the center of discussions about the fate of Republicanism and the merits of its various wings. The fact that Smith represented the most conservative wing of the Republicans can be gleaned from various letters to the editor, accusing The Litchfield County Post of federalism. Frequent editorial spats with John M. Niles of The Hartford Times, a publication that advanced from anti-federalism to support for the Democratic Party of Andrew Jackson, illuminate the politics of this period on both a state and national level.

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  • 9,399
  • Litchfield, Connecticut
  • 18291881

Source Information

Litchfield Enquirer, 1829–1881 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: October 29, 2022

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Archive Info

  • 9,399
  • Litchfield, Connecticut
  • 18291881

Source Information

Litchfield Enquirer, 1829–1881 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: October 29, 2022