HOUSTON CIVILIAN. The Houston Civilian was published between May 8 and September 1838, by Hamilton Stuart, with the assistance of Dr. Levi Jones and Dr. Robert A. Irion. The name of the journal was a "mild protest" against the too frequent use of military titles by nonmilitary men. The paper supported policies of Sam Houston and advocated Peter W. Grayson as his successor as governor. In September 1838 Stuart moved to Galveston and began publication there of the Civilian and Galveston Gazette, better known as the Galveston Civilian.
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