The weekly was intended to cover news from the whole of Wales. It contained news from Wales and overseas, as well as literary material. Its success was limited: it went out of business in 1815 after only 85 editions, partly due to the heavy tax on newspapers and a shortfall in advertising revenue. In 1818 Harris revived the publication, which became associated with the Baptist denomination. In 1820 it became a monthly. The writer and poet Evan Owen Allen was among its contributors.
When Harris died in 1825, the paper was purchased by a Carmarthen publisher and became a quarterly Baptist magazine. This continued until 1983.
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- BBC News, "Plaque unveiled for 200th anniversary of Seren Gomer". 12 April 2014. Accessed 23 February 2016
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