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THE JOURNAL
THE SEGUIN ,TEXAS JOURNAL NEWSPAPER, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1867
The Seguin Journal, 1867., Seguin. First edition. 24" x 17 1/2" newspaper. Vol. 1, No. 39, Saturday, October 26, 1867 issue. An exceedingly rare issue of the Seguin Journal, including much lively and diverse content from early in this town's history. One of the oldest towns in Texas, and located thirty-five miles northeast of San Antonio, Seguin was established in 1838, having seen its first white settlers arrive in 1833. The town was named after Col. Juan N. Seguin, who participated in the victory at San Jacinto, helped establish Texas independence, and later served as a Republic of Texas Senator as well as mayor of San Antonio. Seguin's earliest newspaper, the Texan Mercury (later the Seguin Mercury) dates back to 1853. The Seguin Journal, the town's second newspaper, came on the scene around 1856. When Sam Houston became a candidate for governor of Texas in 1857, the Journal supported his candidacy while the Mercury supported his opponent Hardin R. Runnels, who was ultimately elected as governor. The contents of these articles include the arrest of a black man for stealing a mule; Gen. Winfield S. Hancock's testimony on hostile Comanche and Platte Indians (A war of extermination is the only thing that will ever relieve us from the depredations of these fiends in human form"); Mexican dictator Santa Anna's sentencing to eight years of prison; recorded deaths from the yellow fever epidemic; an attack on the El Paso mail party (that included Buffalo Soldiers of the 9th Cavalry) by native Americans ("the dead bodies were not scalped"); a stabbing incident; escaped convicts; … [Click Below for Full Description]
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