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Inaugural Address of President Jefferson Davis... The fall of Fort Donelson...
Item # 688100
February 24, 1862
DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, February 24, 1862 Not only is this a great Confederate newspaper, but it is from the capital of the Confederacy and as such contains a great wealth of the latest news and battle reports.
Certainly the most significant content in this issue is the content relating to the establishment of the Southern Confederacy, as the Confederate Constitution and Presidency are declared permanent and no longer provisional. Going hand-in-hand with this is the inauguration of Jefferson Davis as the President of the Confederacy, with all of the first column & a portion of the second column on the front page taken up with text headed: "INAUGURAL ADDRESS Of President Jefferson Davis, Delivered in Richmond, February 22, 1862".
Following this is reporting from the: "Confederate Congress" which has as a subhead: "The Inaugural Ceremonies".
Simply terrific text to have in a newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy--the city where Davis was inaugurated.
Page 3 has the official: "Proclamation By the President" ending the Provisional Government & beginning the permanent government of the Confederacy, which is signed in type by: Jefferson Davis, and begins: "The termination of the Provisional Government offers a fitting occasion again to present ourselves in humiliation, prayer & thanksgiving before that God who has safely conducted us through our first year of national existence...".
This issue has much more on the war, including: "Latest From Tennessee" "Reported Evacuation of Nashville by the Confederates" "The Number of Confederate Prisoners Taken at Fort Donelson" "Movements of Gens. Price and McCulloch" "Affairs At The South" with many subheads including: "Gen. Beauregard" and "Outrages of the Enemy"; "Spirit of the Army" "Evacuation of Nashville" "The Times" which is a nice editorial; and other smaller items. Included among the many ads are six runaway slave ads.
Complete in four pages, never bound nor trimmed, very nice condition.