By 1830, two major changes were evident in American puzzledom. First, miscellaneous word puzzles involving deletion and juggling of letters were becoming popular as never before. Many of them were unversed, but others were in poetic form. One puzzle from the Saturday Evening Post of September 22, 1827 is perhaps a good example of this new style.
Shortz, William F.
"Early American Word Puzzles (Part 4),"
Word Ways: Vol. 8
, Article 14.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol8/iss2/14