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Emigrant and General Advertiser History

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Colonel [Charles] Keemle’s newspaper connections began on the Emigrant. That was the paper which under the name of the Western Journal was started in 1815 on a fund of $1,000 raised by citizens who wanted to fight Colonel Charless’ Gazette. Keemle was a Philadelphian. He was only seventeen years old when he came to St. Louis but he had worked in printing offices and on newspapers from the time he was nine. Soon after Keemle started with the Emigrant there was a sale and another change of name. Isaac N. Henry and Evarist Maury renamed it the St. Louis Enquirer.
(From St. Louis, the Fourth City by Walter Barlow Stevens, 1909).
Var: The Emigrant; also Western Emigrant. Former Western Journal, owned by Sergeant Hall.