Mention of the “Alphadelphia Tocsin”

History of Washtenaw County, Michigan

WITH SKETCHES OP ITS CITIES, VILLAGES AND TOWNSHIPS, EDU

CATIONAL, RELIGIOUS, CIVIL, MILITARY, AND POLITICAL HISTORY;

PORTRAITS OF PROMINENT PERSONS, AND BIOGRAPHIES

OF REPRESENTATIVE CITIZENS.

HISTORY OF MICHIGAN,

EMBRACING ACCOUNTS OF THE PREHISTORIC RACES, ABORIGINES, FRENCH,

ENGLISH AND AMERICAN CONQUESTS, AND A GENERAL REVIEW

OF ITS CIVIL, POLITICAL AND MILITARY HISTORY.

Vol. I

ILLUSTRATED.

CHICAGO:

CHAS. C. CHAPMAN & CO.,
1881.

There have been several newspaper publications in the lower town. The “Signal of Liberty, an anti-slavery organ, was published by the Rev. Guy Beckley and a Mr. Foster, on the east side of Broadway. At an office or offices on the other side we had ” The Gem of Science,” published by San ford & Sanford, also a weekly ; “The Primitive Expounder,” a semi-monthly, by Thornton & Billings, two Universalist ministers; “The Alphadelphie Tocsin,” published in the interest of the Alphadelphian Association, located in Kalamazoo. Besides these there was the ” Native American,” a political paper; the “Young -Yankee,” devoted to light reading and amusement; “The Corrector,” instituted to make crooked people walk straight, an organ much needed even at the present day. The last named, however, were short-lived, and expired after an ephemeral existence of a few months.

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