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Carrier's Address]: [Civil War]
THE CARRIERS' NEW YEAR'S ADDRESS TO THE PATRONS OF THE DAILY ILLINOIS STATE JOURNAL. JANUARY 1, 1862
Springfield, Il, 1861. [4]pp. on a folded folio sheet. Colored illustration on each page. Old folds, light creasing, moderate soiling. Very good. A rare carrier's address from Springfield, Illinois near the beginning of the Civil War, with much content on the conflict, including a mention of local hero, President Abraham Lincoln. In fact, more than half of the text relates to the Civil War. The "good Government" of the "Republic so dear" has been "hurled" into "civil war...Suppressing the joys of the year." "Old Jeff" Davis "Will find his rebellion most dear; And all the arch traitors, who cut such a swell, May swing for a happy New Year." The text goes on to mention South Carolina, Fort Sumter, Bull Run, "cautious McClellan," "DuPont at Port Royal," Edward Baker, "our brave Lyon," "Ellsworth the brave and dauntless Zouave," "Secessia in Dixie," and "Honest Old Abe" who will lead the country through "our conflicts more perfect and pure." The last stanza is hopeful, and reads: "May rain in each season exempt us from drouth, May plenty attend our career; May joy in the Nation, and peace with the South, Make us happy throughout the whole year." The text clearly transmits the early optimism in the Union for a quick end to the Civil War. Of course, it would take over three more painful years to fulfill this wish. Each page of this carrier's address is bordered in blue. The front page is decorated with two color-printed American flags, and each inner page is printed with one, as well. The rear cover has an American eagle and shield at center. OCLC records a carrier's ad … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [New Haven, CT, U.S.A.]

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