BRAZORIA ADVOCATE OF THE PEOPLE'S RIGHTS. The Advocate of the People's Rights, a weekly newspaper published in Brazoria by Oliver H. Allen and John A. Wharton, was possibly printed on a press belonging to Daniel W. Anthony. It was opposed to Stephen F. Austin. Wharton soon withdrew from the venture because of lack of popular support. The earliest known issue of the paper is dated November 23, 1833; on March 27, 1834, it was announced that the paper would resume publication when Allen returned from the United States. Two issues of the paper, those of February 22, 1834, and of March 27, 1834, are in the Barker Texas History Center at the University of Texas at Austin.


Eugene C. Barker, "Notes on Early Texas Newspapers," Southwestern Historical Quarterly 21 (October 1917). James A. Creighton, A Narrative History of Brazoria County (Angleton, Texas: Brazoria County Historical Commission, 1975). Douglas C. McMurtrie, "Pioneer Printing in Texas," Southwestern Historical Quarterly 35 (January 1932). Marilyn M. Sibley, Lone Stars and State Gazettes: Texas Newspapers before the Civil War (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1983). John Melton Wallace, Gaceta to Gazette: A Checklist of Texas Newspapers, 1813–1846 (Austin: University of Texas Department of Journalism, 1966).

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