Norfolk 11-02: The American Beacon and Commercial Diary
Starting Date: August 26, 1816
Ending Date: March 15, 1817
Publication Frequency: Daily (ex. Sunday)
Proprietors: Shields, Charlton & Co.
In August 1816, Samuel Shepherd sold his interest in the American Beacon and returned to Richmond to conduct a new job-press there; just before that William C. Shields sold his interest in the Richmond Compiler office in order to join his brother in Norfolk; the two added Charlton to the concern in order to acquire Ashburn's share of the press office; the three became equal partners in the Beacon, with Ashburn still conducting their press.
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