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Publication Name:

The National

Years in print:

1878

History:

The paper was established in East St. Louis Aug. 9, 1878, by Archibald A. Hamilton. Its object in the journalistic world was, as stated by the editor, "to improve the social, moral and pecuniary conditions of the working class." It was an advocate of financial reform and Fiat theories. Mr. Hamilton was induced to start the paper with promises that a stock company would be formed. The stock was never subscribed, and the paper suspended.

(From the History of St. Clair County, Illinois by Brink, McDonough & Co. 1881).


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