The patrons of the Missouri Gazette are respectfully informed that after the present week, the paper will be considerably enlarged, and every exertion made to render its appearance respectable and its contents interesting.

At the commencement of a publication of this kind in a part of the country so remote from the theatres of commerce and foreign intercourse, numerous impediments oppose the procuration of the latest and most important intelligence, owing to the impracticability of obtaining an immediate exchange of papers with the printers in different parts of the Union: These difficulties are now removed, and the present editor pledges himself that, hereafter, the Gazette shall appear in as handsome a form, and as well stored, with the passing tidings of the times, as his utmost care and unremitted attention can make it.

(Originally published in the Missouri Gazette 9/14/1808).