Richmond 13-01: The Enquirer
Starting Date: May 9, 1804
Ending Date: July 26, 1805
Publication Frequency: 2/wk (3/wk during Assy)
Proprietors: Ritchie & Worsley
Issued from press employed previously to produce the Examiner (Richmond 09); Worsley operated same for its proprietors, and acquired its subscriber list with Ritchie when it closed in January 1804; the pair immediately circulated prospectus for this "replacement" paper; yet the press was not actually available to them until late March, so delaying start of production; state of type obtained then required further delay to May 9, 1804. Paper normally issued twice-weekly, though it increased to thrice-weekly during sessions of the General Assembly; initially published on a Wed/Sat cycle, but switched to a Tues/Fri one after the 1804 Assembly ended in January 1805, and continued on that schedule until February 1814; schedule during those sessions was Tues/Thu/Sat until Enquirer became a daily in September 1844.
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