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January 11, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, January 11, 1862 

* Abraham Lincoln mockery 
* King George III comparison 
* From the rebel capital

Not only a nice Confederate newspaper, but one from the capital of the Confederacy. Half of the front page is taken up with ads, and half with news & other items including: "The Case of Brownlow", "Mr. Thomas' Plan for the Reorganization of the Virginia Forces", "There's Life in the Old Land Yet", "Scraps For War Times" and a few other smaller items.

Page two includes the always interesting editorial which focuses in part on a comparison of King George III of England and Abraham Lincoln, one part noting: "George III is dead and gone. He was probably a bad man, as he certainly was a mistaken one; but it is a gross insult to his memory to compare such a person as Lincoln to him. He was a gentleman and a king; Lincoln is an upstart, buffoon and boor. To say that Lincoln is a second edition of George III is to dignify him unworthily, and to slander the dead..." with more.

Also on page 2 is: "The Latest Northern News--Movements and Spirit of the War", "The Northern Congress--Discussion Of The War", "The Case of Mr. Hinrich", "The City Fortifications Again", "Legislature of Virginia", 'The Mississippi Sound--Biloxi" and "Surveillance Over the Newspapers".

Page 3 contains political, local, and some war-related reports as well as many ads. The back page is mostly taken up with a lengthy list of various Acts of the Confederate Congress.

Four pages, folio size, never bound nor trimmed (desired), minor wear at margins but generally in nice condition.

Category: Confederate