GALVESTON COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCER
GALVESTON COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCER. The Commercial Intelligencer, said to be the first Galveston newspaper, was published from the late spring or early summer of 1838 until late 1839 or early 1840. John S. Evans edited the paper. According to some sources, James S. Jones traveled to Galveston with a Niles and Company press to establish the paper, which promoted the election of Moseley Baker. Baker initially concealed his connection with the paper, which appeared under the heading "Published weekly by Samuel Bangs for the proprietors." Evans became proprietor as well as editor on November 24, 1838. A copy of the issue of July 27, 1838, is in the Rosenberg Library at Galveston. The paper was a weekly with a subscription rate of five dollars a year.
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