THE ARKANSAS INTELLIGENCER. "LET EVERY FREEMAN SPEAK HIS THOUGHTS." VOLUME 6- NO. 18.

Van Buren [Arkansas]: June 12, 1847. Elephant folio sheet, folded to [4] pp. Each page 17-1/2" x 24", and printed in six columns. Some spotting. Complete, Good+.

This weekly began publishing January 22, 1842, and ceased in September 1859. It became a Democratic Party organ, espousing the pro-slavery position under the stewardship of Clarke, "a very able editor, who had attained prominence in Kansas during the contests between the abolitionists and the pro-slavery men before coming to Arkansas." [Allsop, HISTORY OF THE ARKANSAS PRESS FOR A HUNDRED YEARS AND MORE 123. Little Rock: 1922]. This issue prints numerous advertisements for local merchants; General Scott's Report of the Battle of Cerro Gordo; material on Scott's conflict with General Pillow; the "Latest from Mexico"; a "scheme" to colonize Canada with "Irish peasants"; a favorable review of New Orleans; and a bunch of other material.
Van Buren, in western Arkansas, is northeast of Fort Smith. It was incorporated in 1842. Item #32742

Price: $200.00

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