Place Published: New York
Publisher: James Watson Webb and Daniel E. Tylee
Date Published: 1837-38
Edition: 1st Edition
14 Morning Courier and New-York Enquirer newspapers.
1837; Nov. 24, Dec. 15.
1838; Jan 1838, Feb. 6, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30. Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27. Apr.10.
Each newspaper is 4 pages, each page flat size 17 x 23-3/4 inches and folded down. All are in fair condition with some tears and small folding holes.
These newspapers report a number of stories related to William Lyon Mackenzie in the US and 1837-38 rebellion in Canada which threatened to cause a war with Britain and USA due to raids across the borders both ways. This aspect of Canadian and USA history is often overlooked today.
Also reported on were 1837-1838, Democrats in Congress making floor speeches that attacked the Courier and Enquirer with such ferocity that one of Clay's Kentucky allies, congressman William J. Graves, challenged a critic of the Courier and Enquirer, Maine Democratic lawmaker Jonathan Cilley, to a duel. Their personal combat, which began with editorials in the Courier and Enquirer and speeches on the U.S. House floor, ended with Cilley's death.
The New York Courier and Enquirer, properly called the Morning Courier and New-York Enquirer, was a daily broadsheet newspaper published in New York City from June 1829 until June 1861, when it was merged into the New York World.