The City Record is publishing a series of newspaper related posts in the week leading up to the 302nd anniversary of the first issue of the Boston News-Letter, America's first newspaper. This list of newspapers from the 1846 Boston Almanac shows that in 1846 one could find a newspaper for almost any interest, whether religious, political, professional or social cause related.
A few papers are worthy of comment. The Boston Pilot continues to be published today. Other papers of interest include William Lloyd Garrison's anti-slavery newspaper The Liberator. Perhaps the most unusual title is the State Rally and Texas Chain-Breaker, a publication which opposed the admission of Texas to the union as a slave state and apparently lasted for six issues, published between 15 November 1845 and 12 January 1846. Texas was admitted as a state in late December 1845.