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BRAZOS COURIER

BRAZOS COURIER. The Brazos Courier, published in Brazoria by R. L. Weir from February 17, 1839, until December 1840, was a five-column, four-page newspaper that resembled in appearance the People, a paper printed at Brazoria in 1838. The Courier was published weekly on Tuesday and sold for five dollars a year. Advertisements occupied most of the paper until April 1840, when it began publication of the laws of the Republic of Texas.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 
James A. Creighton, A Narrative History of Brazoria County (Angleton, Texas: Brazoria County Historical Commission, 1975). Mary Glasscock Frazier, Texas Newspapers during the Republic (March 2, 1836-February 19, 1846) (M. Journ. thesis, University of Texas, 1931). John Melton Wallace, Gaceta to Gazette: A Checklist of Texas Newspapers, 1813–1846 (Austin: University of Texas Department of Journalism, 1966). WPA Historical Records Survey Program, Texas Newspapers (Houston: San Jacinto Museum of History Association, 1941).

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Handbook of Texas Online, "Brazos Courier," accessed July 26, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/eeb01.

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