Senator Timothy Howe subscribed to the “New National Era”

800px-Timothy_O._Howe_-_Brady-HandyOn Jan. 30, 1871 an annual subscription to the New National Era of $2.50 was paid to editor Fred Douglass on behalf of the office of Wisconsin Senator Timothy Howe.


The Miscellaneous Documents of the Senate of the United States for the Second Session of the Forty-Second Congress (GPO, 1872), p. 37.

(Hannibal Hamlin, Lincoln’s first Vice President, also subscribed to the New National Era through the Senate’s newspaper contingency, as did Missouri Senator Carl Shruz. See p. 38 of cited document.)


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