This is one of the papers that Callaway county residents probably read, it is also the newspaper that interviewed Celia before her hanging 1
In this paper, on the far left hand side towards the middle you can read an article denigrating the North as the “know-nothings” and talking about interfering with Missouri and the South’s adherence to slavery. This leads one to believe that this paper is primarily pro-slavery.
Courtesy of the Digital History of Missouri
From the paper: I do not care a fig which way the decision shall be for it is of no particular consequence, slavery cannot exist a day or an hour in any territory or state unless it has affirmative laws sustaining and supporting it…without affirmative legislation in its favor, slavery could not exist any longer than a new born infant could survive under the heat of the sun on a barren rock without protection. It would wilt and die for the want of support.