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Indiana True Democrat subscription receipt

 Collection — Folder: S2529
Identifier: S2529

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a receipt made out to James Ballanger for a one year subscription to the Indiana True Democrat, dated Nov. 11, 1851 and signed by R.(Rawson) Voile and N.(Nathan) Stanton.


  • 1851/11/11

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical / Historical

The first issue of the Free Territory Sentinel, a Free Soil Party newspaper, was published in Centerville, Indiana on August 16, 1848 under the editorial leadership of Rawson Vaile and P. Smith. On January 9, 1850, Vaile began publishing the paper under the name Indiana True Democrat. The new name was meant to reflect the mission of the paper as not only the prohibition of slavery in the Territories, but also the advocacy of civil, religious, and political rights for all men. The last edition of the Centerville paper was printed in December 1852 and then Vaile moved the paper to Indianapolis and began printing it as the Indiana Free Democrat in January 1853. The last printing of this paper was on December 28, 1854.


"Enlargement-Name." Indiana True Democrat, January 9, 1850.

Miller, John W., Paul Brockman and Patricia Lucken. Indiana Newspaper Bibliography. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society, 1982.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection contains one receipt.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2018/12/12 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2018/12/12 by Laura Eliason.
Indiana True Democrat subscription receipt
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.