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HAMILTON FREE PRESS - 1893
     Oct 11
     Oct 18
     Oct 25
    Nov 1
    Nov 8
    Nov 15
    Nov 22
    Nov 29
    Dec 6  
    Dec 13  
    Dec 20  
    Dec 27 

HAMILTON FREE PRESS - 1894

    Jan 3     
   Jan 10
   Jan 18
   Jan 25
   Feb 1  
   Feb 8  
   Feb 15   
   Feb 22  
   Mar 1  
   Mar 8  
   Mar 15   
   Mar 22  
   Mar 29 
   Apr 5  
   Apr 12  
   Apr 19 
   Apr 26
   May 3
   May 10   
   May 17
   May 24
   May 31
   Jun 7
   Jun 14  
   Jun 21
   Jun 28
   July 12
   July 19
   Jul 26
   Aug 2
   Aug 9
   Aug 16
   Aug 23
   Aug 30
   Sep 13
   Sep 20
   Sep 27
   Oct 4
   Oct 11
   Oct 25
   Nov 1
   Nov 8
   Nov 15
   Nov 22
   Nov 29
   Dec 6
   Dec 13  
   Dec 20
 
From the introduction from the roll of microfilm from the Alabama Department of Archives and History: 
The Hamilton Free Press and The Hamilton News Press  - These two weeklies are part of an intersting, if confusing, chapter in Marion County's publication history.  The Hamilton Free Press was founded on October 11, 1893, with J. S. CLEMENTS as editor and proprietor.  R. N. TERRILL, who had started The Marion County News in July 1894, purchased The Free Press at the end of that year.  For most of its brief tenure, The Hamilton News-Press was thus "the only newspaper publislhed in Marion County, Alabama.:  It first appeared on January 2, 1895.
 
CLEMENTS had remained as editor of the united News-Press, but was replaced in June by S. E. WILSON.  On August 1, TERRILL sold the paper to R. F. CARNES, who sold it in turn to his editor and G. J. WILSON on November 27.  What was presumably the last issue of the News-Press appeared on December 26.  On January 2, 1896, The Marion County News returned to publication, with the WILSONS listed as editors and owners.  It continued under that title until 1959.
 
 
From 1st issue of the Hamilton News Press: - January 2, 1895
TO THE PUBLIC
We have purchased the Free Press outfit and with this issue we combine the Marion County News and The Free Press.  The two papers will now be The Hamilton News-Press.  The paper will continue to give the general state and county news, and the combination does not erase the former principle which the papers both carried, viz: Democratic principles.  We, as always, hope for a liberal support of all our county people, and will do our best to give you the worth of your money.  We solicit patronage with view of giving value received for all we get.
                R. N. TERRELL
 

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