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"Clint D. Smith purchased the press of the Whig-affiliated Winchester Patriot and in 1855 began publishing the Randolph County Journal in Indiana. Winchester, the seat of Randolph County, is located in a rich farming district on the Indiana-Ohio border. The area counted many Quakers amongst its earliest settlers. Consequently, many residents espoused strong antislavery views, and the Journal mirrored their opinions. Dr. John E. Beverly became part-owner and editor of the Randolph County Journal in December 1857. Despite it being a partisan Republican newspaper, Beverly added the following under the newspaper’s masthead: “A Family Newspaper, Devoted to Literature, Education, Morality, Temperance, Agriculture, Local and Foreign News, the Arts and Sciences, Politics, Commercial and Genera...

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