News from The Cartersville Express

The Cartersville Express
Cartersville, Georgia
March 23, 1877, Page 3
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One of the Oldest Printers.

Mr. I. C. Morgan, father of Mrs. Rev. T. E. Smith, of this place, has been spending the winter with his daughter, and we have had several pleasant visits from him.  He is now in his seventy-first year, and has been a printer about fifty-four years.  He is still well-preserved, and worked at the “case” until his departure from Columbia, S. C., last November.

Mr. Morgan for many years conducted a large and prosperous printing business at Columbia and was the first to introduce steam press printing in the Palmetto State, and from time to time was connected with several influential papers.  But like that of many other good and true men his business was destroyed by the results of the war.

Such is his nature and habits of industry all through life that he is somewhat restless while unemployed and is even now anxious for work, although his daughter is more than anxious for him to remain with her.

Mr. Morgan is a true oftype the old time gentleman in his manners, conversation and habits.  A native of Charleston, one could almost observe in his general deportment that he is Charlestonian by birth and education.

We hope the old gentleman may remain in our city, and that we shall meet him often and talk of the old incidents familiar to him in the history of the “art preservative” for the past half century.


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