On April 10, 1841, The Cincinnati Enquirer was first published. This publication became one of the first newspapers in the United States to publish a Sunday edition beginning on April 20, 1848. Around the 1850s, The Enquirer also published a weekly digest edition for regional farmers. Washington McLean, a Copperhead, owned the paper before the Civil War to 1881. The editorial policies led to the suppression of the paper by the United States government during the Civil War. After the war, McLean followed an anti-Republican stance. Lafcadio Hearn was one of his star writers, who wrote for the paper from 1872 to 1875. James W. Faulkner started was a newspaperman from the Enquirer who became the political correspondent for the paper covering the Ohio State Legislature and Statehouse from 1887 until his death. The Faulkner Letter was a well-known column often carried in regional newspapers. From 1881 to his death in 1916, it was run by his son, John Roll McLean. Mr. Mclean did not have faith in his only child, Ned, John Roll McLean, so he put the Enquirer and another paper he owned, The Washington Post, in trust with a Washington, D.C. bank as trustee. Ned successfully broke the trust regarding The Post, an action that led to its bankruptcy and eventual sale to Eugene Meyer in 1933. The Enquirer, however, continued to be held in trust until 1952.