Saturday, October 10, 2009

Home Papers

“Inclosed [sic] find $ – for Daily Gazette. I have been taking the Chicago Tribune, but wish to learn something of our own troops.” That’s the way to talk it. If citizens of our State wish to learn of the fate of Iowa regiments and their participation in the various battles fought, they must take Iowa papers. The idea of a man living in a State and not sufficiently identifying himself with that state as to interest himself in home matters to the extent of a newspaper subscription, is absurd, anyhow.

– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Friday Morning, April 18, 1862, p. 1

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