The only record of the St. Louis Transcript, a penny paper, is a notice in the New Era of February 24, 1844. It stated that the first issue had appeared the day before under the direction of [Ephrian] Abbott and [Thomas] Mann. The paper professed to be independent in politics with its only object that of doing good. How long it survived is not known.
(From Early St. Louis Newspapers, 1808-1850, a Washington University dissertation by Dorothy Grace Brown, 1931).
Var.: St. Louis Transcript.