Pilot and Transcript
The Pilot and Transcript was a daily Whig newspaper published in Baltimore, MD from April 2, 1840 to January 25, 1841. The paper was briefly titled "The Pilot" before being renamed "The Pilot and Transcript".
The front page of The Pilot and Transcript, May 5, 1840
|Founded||April 2, 1840|
|Ceased publication||January 25, 1841|
Duff Green established The Pilot and Transcript to support the Harrison-Tyler presidential ticket. While the paper was initially successful in supporting the campaign, Green soon got caught up in a religious controversy about the influence of the Catholic Church in politics. Maryland Whigs grew uncomfortable with the controversy and withdrew their support of the Pilot leading to the paper's end in 1841.
- About The pilot and transcript. (Baltimore, Md.) 1840-1841. Chronicling America. Library of Congress. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83016475/.
- Green, Fletcher. M. "Duff Green, Militant Journalist of the Old School." The American Historical Review 52, no. 2 (January 1947): 247-264. https://www.jstor.org/stable/1841273.