- West Branch
- Local History
- Young People's
Accession Number: 20051120E
Donor: M. B. Wolfe
Description: One newspaper in a flat storage box
Content and Scope of Collection
This collection consists of a 4-page issue of the Indiana Gazette printed in Vincennes, Indiana by Elihu Stout. This particular issue was Volume 1, Issue 2 but Stout writes an introductory statement that seems to indicate that this was the inaugural issue. Stout tells readers in a statement titled “To the Public” that his object “shall be to collect and publish such information as will give a correct account of the productions and natural advantages of the [Indiana] Territory.” Stout goes on to say “essays of any political complection couched in decent language shall find a ready insertion.”
This issue of the newspaper includes a reprint of a congressional “Act for the relief of certain military officers in the State of South Carolina”, an article about the USS Constitution, a proclamation from territorial governor William Henry Harrison, and news of the duel between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton and Hamilton's subsequent death. The last page of the newspaper included a poem titled “To a Glass of Wine” and an essay.
The Indiana Gazette was to be published weekly at a half-year subscription price of $2.50 payable in advance, postage not included. The newspaper ceased publication in 1806. The Indiana Gazette is available at the Indiana State Library in Indianapolis.