Pilot and Transcript

The Pilot and Transcript was a daily Whig newspaper published in Baltimore, MD from April 2, 1840 to January 25, 1841.[1] The paper was briefly titled "The Pilot" before being renamed "The Pilot and Transcript".

The Pilot and Transcript
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The front page of The Pilot and Transcript, May 5, 1840
TypeDaily newspaper
EditorDuff Green
FoundedApril 2, 1840 (1840-04-02)
Political alignmentWhig
Ceased publicationJanuary 25, 1841
HeadquartersBaltimore, MD

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.[2] Maryland Whigs grew uncomfortable with the controversy and withdrew their support of the Pilot leading to the paper's end in 1841.[1]


  1. ^ a b About The pilot and transcript. (Baltimore, Md.) 1840-1841. Chronicling America. Library of Congress. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83016475/.
  2. ^ 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.

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