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Illinois Corrector History

In the summer of 1827, Mr. Robert K. Fleming moved a press and fixtures to Edwardsville, and on the 14th of October, 1827, issued the first number of the Illinois Corrector. It was in form a four column quarto, Democratic in politics, and warmly supported General Jackson for the presidency. It was published every Monday morning. Price per annum $2.50. It was an exceedingly neat publication and in its form entirely new. All other papers published in the west at that time were folios. The Corrector was not a success financially, but it lingered along until November 20th, 1828, when it suspended...In the spring of 1833 Mr. Fleming removed to Belleville, in St. Clair county, where he continued in the printing business until his death.

(From The History of Madison County, Illinois, W.R. Brink & Co., 1882)​