Item #54427 Prospectus of the Flag of the Union and Montgomery Advertiser [caption title].

Prospectus of the Flag of the Union and Montgomery Advertiser [caption title].

Montgomery, (AL): M'Cormick & Walshe, 1846. Folio. (2) pp., printing a letter from the publishers announcing the projected publication on one leaf and the prospectus, three columns of dense type, on the other, face to face; verso of the printed letter used as an address leaf. The recent removal of the capital of Alabama from Tuscaloosa to Montgomery, caused Jonathan M'Cormick, proprietor of Tuscaloosa's State Journal and Flag of the Union, and Jonathan Walshe, proprietor of the Montgomery Advertiser, to propose a consolidation of their papers, to be issued in Montgomery as the Flag of the Union & Montgomery Advertiser, adhering to the "old land-marks of the democratic party ... defending, with right good will, the justice, the equity, and the morality of Southern slavery." Cf. Ellison, pp. 14 & 15. Folded for mailing. Some browning and soiling, a few small stains, but a very good, unused example, with no subscriber's names penned in the space provided. M'Cormick ceased publication of his Tuscaloosa paper at the end of 1846, as advertised here, and he and Walshe established a newspaper in Montgomery, issued as the Weekly Flag & Advertiser and the Tri-Weekly Flag & Advertiser, both of which apparently ceased publication in late 1849, with new publisher's issuing the Montgomery Daily Advertiser, 1850-1865. Rare. This prospectus apparently unrecorded on OCLC. (1519). Item #54427

Price: $1,500.00

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