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MATAGORDA WEEKLY DESPATCH. The Weekly Despatch, published at Matagorda by James Attwell, previously publisher of the Colorado Gazette and Advertiser (see MATAGORDA GAZETTE AND ADVERTISER), appeared from December 1843 until about June 1846. According to the Houston Morning Star the Despatch was devoted to "literature, news, and politics" and sold for three dollars annually.


Joe B. Frantz, Newspapers of the Republic of Texas (M.A. thesis, University of Texas, 1940).


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

"MATAGORDA WEEKLY DESPATCH," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 13, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.