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Michigan

Jackson

NEWSPAPERS. On Saturday, the 25th day of March, 1837, the first number of the first newspaper printed in Jackson was issued. It was called the Jack-sonburgh Sentinel;" was published weekly by Nicholas Sullivan, at the office on the northeast corner of the public square, having for its motto, "Reason is man's distinguishing attribute—freedom of speech his inalienable birthright—the liberty of the press his impregnable safeguard." In politics the Sentinel was professedly neutral, but from the first decidedly favored the whig party, of which it soon became the organ, and in 1840 supported Gen. Harrison for the presidency.
MICHIGAN DEMOCRAT.
On the 8th of March, 1838, Mr. George W. Raney commenced the publication of the " Michigan Democrat," a weekly paper of which they they say, " This paper will be a firm supporter of democratic principles and democratic measures." In August the " Democrat" was owned and edited by Mr. George W. Raney. In November, 1839, the Democrat was published by Raney and Cheney, editors. In 1839, besides the Sentinel and Democrat, there were two semi-monthly publications in Jackson— the "American Freeman " and " Michigan Temperance Herald."

Jackson
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