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The Mason-Slidell affair...



Item # 633254

January 4, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Jan. 4, 1862 

* The Trent Affair
* Slidell and Mason


Not only a nice Confederate newspaper, but from the capital of the Confederacy as well.
Half of the front page is taken up with various advertisements while the other half has reports on: "The Mason-Slidell Arrest" "Back-Down of the Lincoln Government" "Surrender of the Commissioners & an Apology to the British Flag" with more. This coverage carries over to page 2.
Page 2 has a lengthy editorial which, in part, exploits the Mason-Slidell affair, beginning: "Behold this day the suicide of Seward! The correspondence between that once famous & now infamous individual & the British minister in the annals of diplomacy: it will live forever as an illustration of the sublime & cowardice & knavery and pitifulness..." with more (see for portions). Also on pg. 2: "A Parallel of History" "The Latest Northern News--Movements and Spirit of the War" "The Government & the Speculators" "License to Traitors and Spies" and a bit more.
The war news carry over to page 3 where is found: "Departure of a Distinguished Yankee" "The Building of the New Gunboats" "City Intelligence" as well as: "Telegraphic News" which has subheads: "Later & Important From the North" "The War on the Sea Coast--The Yankees of Fort Royal Attempt to Advance But are Driven Back" "Hostilities Renewed at Pensacola" "Affairs in Kentucky" and a bit more.
Complete in 4 pages, a piece missing from the bottom left margin affects some text but not to any mentioned items. Otherwise never bound nor trimmed and in nice condition.

Item from Catalog 253 (released for December, 2016)...

Category: Confederate

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