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PEOPLE. The People, a weekly newspaper, was published at Brazoria by Theodore Leger and Algernon P. Thompson between February and July 1838. In December 1837 Leger sent Thompson to Mirabeau B. Lamar with a prospectus of the paper, in which they proposed to print articles by Lamar. In January 1838 Lamar lent them a press and paper at Velasco. In May and June, Leger wrote to Lamar complaining of persons who tried to undermine the paper and asked him to send the publishers copies of the Civilian so they could answer that paper in its own coin. Leger claimed that The People had 2,000 subscribers at that time.


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). Andrew Forest Muir, "Algernon P. Thompson," Southwestern Historical Quarterly 51 (October 1947). 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).


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

"PEOPLE," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on September 19, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.