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Lincoln's letter to McClellan: editor's bias against the President...
Item # 666536
January 21, 1863
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 21, 1863 Among the articles within are: "Special Message from President Lincoln" is on the ftpg. and signed in type: A. Lincoln. "Skinning Yankees Alive" "The Horrors of Missouri" "How the President Operates on the Negro Question in the 'Loyal Slave States' " "War News of the Week" "Negro Jollification at Port Royal".
A report on page 5 is prefaced: "The following very Lincolnly letter will do well to close these 'developments' for this week. Why any General, fit for his post should submit to such interferences form a man unfit to give an opinion on anything, is most remarkable." followed by a letter to McClellan, signed in type: A. Lincoln.
Eight pages, a bit irregular at the blank spine, good condition.
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.