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  • Washington, District of Columbia
  • 18391841

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The Madisonian was first published on August 16, 1837, in Washington, DC. Its founder, Thomas Allen, an established lawyer from New York who moved to DC in the same year, remained chief editor of the paper until November 9, 1841. The paper was published triweekly during sessions of Congress (generally Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays), and semiweekly during recess of Congress (generally Tuesdays and Fridays). A Saturday, weekly edition of the paper, entitled the Madisonian For the Country was published from 1839 to 1841. As stated in its Prospectus published in its first issue, the newspaper was initially devoted to the "support of the principles and doctrines of the Democratic Party as delineated by Mr. Madison. It will reflect only that spirit and those principles of mutual concession, compromise, and reciprocal goodwill, which so imminently characterized the inception, formation, and subsequent adoption, buy the several States, of the constitution of the United States."

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  • 129
  • Washington, District of Columbia
  • 18391841
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Source Information

The Madisonian, 1839–1841 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: February 16, 2023

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Admitted as attorney and counselor of this court.

Admitted as attorney and counselor of this court.

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Adams bill for William Henry Harrison family part 3 Lane comments

Adams bill for William Henry Harrison family part 3 Lane comments

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Adams bill for William Henry Harrison family part 3

Adams bill for William Henry Harrison family part 3

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Adams Bill for William Henry Harrison family part 2

Adams Bill for William Henry Harrison family part 2

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Archive Info

  • 129
  • Washington, District of Columbia
  • 18391841

Source Information

The Madisonian, 1839–1841 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: February 16, 2023