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Item # 632994
December 5, 1861
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Dec. 5, 1861
* President Abraham Lincoln
* State of the Union Address
* Jefferson Davis annual address
Among the articles are: "Southern News" "Davis's Message to the Confederate Congress" which takes almost a full page & is signed in type: Jefferson Davis; "President's Message" taking over a full page & signed in type: Abraham Lincoln. This is Lincoln's first state-of-the-union address to the nation.
Eight pages, never-trimmed margins, various foxing and some wear at the central fold.
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.