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Saint Louis Bulletin

City: Saint Louis

State: Missouri

The St. Louis Bulletin originated in 1835 as the St. Louis Commercial Bulletin and Missouri Literary Messenger. Charles Keemle, William Preston Clark, and Samuel B. Churchill established the paper, and its pages were devoted to commerce and literature. The editors took a neutral stance on state and national politics. Keemle & Co. published the paper tri-weekly. In November 1835, Keemle and Churchill left the partnership, and Clark continued to publish the paper. In August 1836, Clark began to publish it daily; the first issue of the Daily Commercial Bulletin and Missouri Literary Messenger appeared on August 23. Charles G. Ramsey joined Clark in the venture. The Daily Commercial Bulletin and Missouri Literary Messenger continued until 1838, when Ramsey and Churchill purchased it and made it into a Whig Party organ. In 1840, Oliver Harris bought an interest in the newly-named Daily Commercial Bulletin. In 1842, V. P. Ellis bought the paper and transformed it into a organ of the American Party under the name The Native American Bulletin. This venture lasted for a short while, but was then suspended.

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