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Making fun of Missouri and Maryland as "free states"...



Item # 671353

January 16, 1865

DAILY EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, Jan. 16, 1865 

* Making fun of Missouri and Maryland as "free states"
* Rare Confederate publication from the rebel capital


The front page begins with an interesting editorial which has near the beginning: "A body termed a 'State Convention' in Missouri did on last Wednesday...pass an ordinance of Emancipation, declaring all slaves free from that moment; and the Northern papers inform us that thereupon 'Free Maryland extends her congratulations on 'the occasion of Free Missouri'. It may be considered a rather poor joke that the two quondam states, now military governments, which are precisely the two that have most completely lost every vestige of republican government are ruled as satraples, & hold their sham elections at the point of the bayonet, should be compelled to congratulate one another on becoming 'Free States'..." with much more (see for portions). Also on the ftpg. are: "Results of Ten. Months' Observation in the Enemy's Country" which is quite lengthy, and there is also over a column of reporting from the: "Confederate States Congress" and a bit on the: "Virginia Legislature".
The back page includes: "Latest News From the North" which includes subheads; "Reports From Georgia" "Rebel Raid in West Virginia--Capture of Beverly" "The Constitutional Amendment in the Yankee Congress" "Recent Operations in Tennessee" "Farewell Orders of General Butler to His Troops" which is signed in type: Benjamin F. Butler. Also: "The War News" "Sherman's Movements" and other items, along with many advertisements.
Single sheet with a one column masthead (common late in the war as most paper mills were in the North), a few printing creases to the bkpg. cause no loss of readability, otherwise in very nice, clean condition.

Category: Confederate