Creator

Date Original

1841 September 10

Description

This collection contains one sworn statement by William Etter, publisher of the Washington Telegraph, Washington, Hempstead County, Arkansas, dated September 10, 1841, and attached to it a related clipping from an unidentified newspaper, news coverage of Clark County court proceedings dated April 20, 1841.

Biographical/Historical Note

William Henry Etter (1816-1865) was the founder and publisher of the Washington Telegraph, published and printed at Washington, Hempstead County, Arkansas. Etter was born in York County, Pennsylvania, and in 1840 moved his family by river to the growing settlement of Washington, where he became a prominent citizen and political figure through the printing of his newspaper. In late 1864, towards the end of the Civil War, Etter was reportedly sent to Mexico with $50,000 to purchase medicine and other wartime provisions, which seems to have been a partial success, but on his return he was captured by Federal troops and died of pneumonia in captivity.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Washington, Hempstead County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.083.023

Resource Type

Text

Collection

William Etter sworn statement, SMC.083.023

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

William Etter sworn statement, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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