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Nacogdoches Texas Republican

General Entry

The Nacogdoches Texas Republican was printed on August 14, 1819, by the Long expedition. Horatio Bigelow was editor and Eli Harris printer of the paper, which stated the amount of land and pay offered volunteers for James Long's army. The paper is considered the earliest paper published in Texas for which records exist in contemporary St. Louis and New Orleans papers. How many issues of the Republican were printed is not known, but sources indicate that it had discontinued publication by September 1819.

Joe B. Frantz, Newspapers of the Republic of Texas (M.A. thesis, University of Texas, 1940). Mary Glasscock Frazier, Texas Newspapers during the Republic (March 2, 1836-February 19, 1846) (M. Journ. thesis, University of Texas, 1931). Charles Adams Gulick, Jr., Harriet Smither, et al., eds., The Papers of Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar (6 vols., Austin: Texas State Library, 1920–27; rpt., Austin: Pemberton Press, 1968). Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Notes and Fragments, October 1902, January 1904. Marilyn M. Sibley, Lone Stars and State Gazettes: Texas Newspapers before the Civil War (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1983).


  • Journalism
  • Newspapers

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Anonymous, “Nacogdoches Texas Republican,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed January 28, 2021,

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