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Jefferson Davis document attempts to rally the troops...

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August 7, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, August 7, 1863  A very nice Confederate newspaper from the capital of the Confederate States.
Most of a front page column is taken up with two documents, one being a: "Proclamation By the President" which includes: "...Let us rather receive in humble thankfulness the lesson which He has taught in our recent reverses, devoutly acknowledging that to Him & not to our own feeble arms, are due the honor & the glory of victory..." calling for a day of fasting, humiliation & prayer, signed in type: Jefferson Davis. The other document is a lengthy: "Address of The President To the Soldiers of the Confederate States" in which he attempts to rally the troops. The photos show the full text, but a portion includes: "....what they mean by success...their malignant rage aims at nothing less than the extermination of yourselves, your wives, and children. They seek to destroy what they cannot plunder...Fellow citizens, no alternative is left you but victory, or subjugation, slavery and the utter ruin of yourselves, your families & your country. The victory is within your reach. You need but stretch forth your hands to grasp it..." with much more. This Address is signed in type: Jefferson Davis (see photos). Beneath these 2 documents is an advertisement headed: "300 Negroes Wanted" with various details (see).
Also on the front page is some war-related content including: "A Yankee Monitor Disabled by A James River Battery" "From General Lee's Army" "The Situation In Mississippi" "City Intelligence" and other smaller items.
The back page has the always interesting editorial, this one beginning: "The army of the Confederacy contains the best and the worst of its population...Many of the purest & brightest spirits are in the ranks...But by the side of these, the truest heroes that this sun ever saw, are many of the lowest scoundrels that disgrace humanity..." with much more. Also on the back page are: "Additional from The North" "Capture of Important Documents" "Singular Story of General Price, of Missouri" and more.
Complete as a single sheet newspaper with a banner masthead, a minor (archivally repaired) tear near the top of column 4 causes no loss, minimal rubbing, but generally in nice condition.

Category: Confederate

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