The Innsmouth Courier was a local newspaper agency that was most likely owned by the Lawrence family, but was shut down after 1846. John Lawrence, grandfather of Rebecca Lawrence, was its editor. He was also one of the leaders that spoke out against Obed Marsh and his cult.
The Courier spoke openly about the many missing during the early 40's, but this did not prevent the Order from taking ever larger grip over the city. When Lawrence took the matter into his own hands and arrested Obed and his followers, the town was attacked by the Deep Ones. Lawrence and his allies were imprisoned into the Courier's basement and burned alive.
Innsmouth Courier, 19th June 1846 Edit
Innsmouth Patrician Arrested!
Tales of Heathen Ceremonies!
by John Lawrence, editorObed Marsh, the head of Innsmouth's wealthy and influential Marsh family, now sits in the City Jail accused of devil worship and other unspeakable practices.
The whole community is left in a state of shock by the horrifying revelations that accompanied the arrest.
Readers will no doubt be aware of the deep reservations expressed by the Courier's editorship and other decent citizens concerning the Esoteric Order of Dagon, which was founded by Captain Marsh after his return from the South Seas and is said to be based upon a primitive religion he encountered among the uneducated natives of certain distant Pacific Islands.
The Captain's arrest seems to lend strength to those suspicious, and a full investigation is expected to unearth more.
- It would seem that the Courier was shut down after 1846, but there is no evidence for that. In fact it seems it was quite operational until recently, since there there is a truck in the backyard, and in one of the rooms a woman has hung herself.