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In a pro-South newspaper: Lincoln's inaugural address on the front page...
Item # 654278
March 8, 1865
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, March 8, 1865
* Abraham Lincoln inauguration
* Inaugural address on the ftpg.
* Closing weeks of the Civil War
* In a pro-Confederate title
Among the front page reports is: "Inauguration of President Lincoln--His Address" which contains his address in full, ending with the immortal words: "With malice towards none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right...".
Page 4 has an editorial headed: "Lincoln's Inaugural", critical of him as would be expected from this newspaper. One bit notes: "...It is brief, for Mr. Lincoln appears to have nothing to say. He ventures no predictions, for the reason that he seems to have learned that all his predictions only serve to show his ignorance..." and much more. Also on pg. 4: "The New Government Inaugurated at Washington".
A wealth of other war-related content but it pales in comparison to the Lincoln inaugural items.
Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, some wear at the folds causing two fold breaks, some foxing.
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.