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The Charlotte Democrat Archive

  • Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 18531897

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The first issue of the Charlotte-based Western Democrat launched on July 10, 1852. Robert Payne Waring (1827-1906), an attorney, served as editor and Rufus M. Herron (1822?-?) was publisher. In text below its title, the weekly newspaper proclaimed itself "A Family Paper—Devoted to Politics, Literature, Agriculture, Manufactures, Mining, and News." Under Waring and Herron, the Democrat dedicated a considerable amount of space to advertisements for local goods, services, and property (both land and enslaved people) and included weekly wholesale price lists.

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  • 14,238
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 18531897

Source Information

The Charlotte Democrat, 1853–1897 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: September 11, 2018

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Archive Info

  • 14,238
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 18531897

Source Information

The Charlotte Democrat, 1853–1897 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: September 11, 2018