Monday, January 18, 2010

Home Papers

The following, from the Boston Journal, is commended to the consideration of those who take Chicago and New York papers for late news to the exclusion of home journals, and have to barrow from their neighbors to find out what we are doing at home, and how our brothers and friends in the army are getting along: “Not one-tenth part of all the local news which transpires in any country town finds its way into the city newspapers, and he who takes the latter to the exclusion of his own town or county paper, does not fulfill his duty as a citizen. Such a person as unworthy to fill a town office, for he most certainly lacks local pride.”

– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Tuesday Morning, April 22, 1862, p 1

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