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Place of Publication
1856: Oct. 22? (Vol. 1: no. 1) – 1857: Oct. 14? (vol. 1: no. 52)
The Western Mercury (Sandwich) may continue the British Canadian. The two newspapers shared a business office. On page 2 of the Feb. 25, 1858 issue of the Western Mercury, the editor writes “All parties indebted to this office for the 1st vol., British Canadian or for printing, or advertising, are requested to make immediate payment.” The newspapers also share the same motto: Our country’s welfare first, and then, we stand by honest party men. Furthermore, the numbering of the Western Mercury seems to continue the numbering of the British Canadian. However, the two newspapers have different editors, different political perspectives (based on content in existing issues), and were published on different days.
1857: Feb. 18 (Vol. 1: no. 18) 4p. 2 copies
British Canadian (Sandwich), Newspapers, Sandwich (Ontario), Windsor (Ontario), Essex County (Ontario)
Canadian History | Public History