Editorials from the St. Louis and Alton Observer

The Illinois State Historical Library has within its holdings an impressive series of both the St. Louis and Alton Observers. Editions have been photographed and placed on microfilm for the convenience of the researcher. The selections below represent a small portion of the editorials written by Elijah Lovejoy during his career as editor of the Observer. Several transcriptions come directly from the microfilmed editions, while others were taken from the Memoir of the Reverend E. P. Lovejoy.


Masthead from the Alton Observer dated Thursday, September 29, 1836

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