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Item # 670767

September 05, 1861

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Sept. 5, 1861  Over a full column on the front page is taken up with: "The Election For President and Vice President - List of Commissioners" being a very lengthy list of the men assigned to administer the election in the various locations. Also on the front page: "What Texas Has Done the Past Year" "The Atlantic Sea-Coast".
Page two contains a lengthy editorial, always a favorite part of this title as the editor was quite colorful and rabidly anti-North. Near the beginning is: "...the error of the Northern railway system. Like everything else at the North it rests upon an artificial & unnatural basis...it was reared upon the false idea of perpetual union & the perpetual taxation of the South for the benefit of the so-called 'free' states...must tumble into ruins and remain a monument of Northern folly..." and so much more.
There is much other war reporting on page 2 with heads and subheads including: "Movements and Spirit of the War" "The Latest From Hatteras" "A Suspected Traitor" "The Feeling In Wilmington" "Important From Fort Pickens--Probable Evacuation by the Federals" and more.
Some war reporting carries over to page 3 as well, where it is shared with various advertisements. The back page is mostly taken up with many Acts from the Confederate Congress, many of which relate to the war effort.
Complete in four pages, never bound nor trimmed, ragged at the right margins but affecting only ads and blank margin, some wrinkling and light browning.

Item from Catalog 297 (released for August, 2020)...

Category: Confederate