The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 62, July 1958 - April, 1959 Page: 192
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of 1850o. Receiving the Jackson Mississippian in exchange, Cushney
said the Mississippian was an "ably conducted and influential
democratic journal."'4 John Marshall was co-editor of the Missis-
sippian at that time.
With the January 4, 1851, issue of the Gazette, Cushney and
Joseph W. Hampton became co-publishers, with H. P. Brewster
as editor and Hampton as associate editor. The eight-page format
continued, except for smaller issues now and then because of
paper shortages. In September, 1851, a reading room, containing
the Gazette's exchanges, was completed in the front office of the
Subscriptions to the Gazette began to increase rapidly in 1852,
with 12o new subscriptions noted in one week in October. The
October 2, 1852, Gazette was the last issue under the Cushney,
Hampton, and Brewster partnership. With the October 9 issue,
George W. Crawford, of the Washington (Texas) Lone Star, and
Hampton were listed as editors and publishers. Cushney died at
Independence on October 24, 1852. Born in New York in 1819,
he had been a printer and newspaperman since his early youth,
having come to Texas in 184o."
The June 25, 1853, issue of the Gazette was the last one in
which Crawford was listed as editor. William R. Scurry joined the
staff as co-editor with the November 15, 1853, issue. He pressed
for an editorial convention in 1854 to standardize prices of adver-
tising and subscriptions, but the meeting never materialized.
Hampton sold his interest in the Gazette in 1854 to John Mar-
shall, formerly associated with the Southern Reformer and the
Mississippian at Jackson, Mississippi. In his valedictory, Hampton
Major Scurry is known to be an able, fluent and popular writer,
and General Marshall, as editor of the leading democratic paper in
the State of Mississippi, has established a reputation for ability,
discretion and sound democracy co-extensive with the Union.6
Marshall did not actually assume editorship of the Gazette until
about July 4, 1854, and Hampton continued at the helm until
41lbid., August 3, 1850, p. 385.
5Ibid., December 11, 1852, p. 129.
Ilbid., May 27, 1854, p. 284.
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