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Much on Lincoln's journey to Washington for his inauguration...
Item # 627827
February 28, 1861
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Feb. 28, 1861
* President elect Abraham Lincoln
* Journey to the White House
* Pro Confederate title
Content includes: "Mr. Lincoln at New York" "Mr. Lincoln at Philadelphia" "More Seceding States!' "Mr. Greeley on Mr. Lincoln's Hasty Departure from Harrisburgh" "The President Elect's Flight from Harrisburgh" "Troubles In Kansas" "Shocking Murders" "A Thrilling Narrative of Texas Border Life..." "Arrival of the Pony Express" and much more.
Eight pages, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.
Described as "The Hottest Rebel Sheet to be found in the North or the South", this newspaper opposed the war and attracted the hatred of the Republicans and the Lincoln administration. It insisted that slavery could not be prohibited by law. So obnoxious was this paper to Unionists that it was denied circulation in some cities. In 1863 the press was raided by a hateful mob.