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[Broadside] Pennsylvania and the Union! Her Armed Contribution to the Armies for the National Defence!
[Harrisburg, PA]: Pennsylvania Telegraph, 1861. First edition. A very good copy with mailing folds, tiny tear at middle fold; stamped and addressed on verso else clean.. From the Pennsylvania Telegraph, October 26, 1861. Addressed in manuscript on verso to Ohio Governor William Dennison (with canceled postal stamp). The broadside was printed to help correct the paper's earlier article that had stated that Pennsylvania with 55,800 troops committed to the war lagged behind New York (90,500) and Ohio (67,100). The new analysis now showed that Pennsylvania had in fact supplied 101,070 men, this despite Pennsylvania's large concentration of both pacifist Quakers and Mennonites. "These statements, based on the most reliable facts and figures, show a result such as no other state in the Union can exhibit, notwithstanding the social and religious organization of our communities renders a vast portion of our people conscientious on the subject of bearing arms against their fellow men in any cause or for any purpose." The author ends with a statement of pride in Pennsylvania not only being the birth place of the Declaration of Independence and the site of the Constitutional Convention, but that "she sends forth from her midst... a large force to sustain the Declaration of Independence and vindicate the Constitution and laws, than has been contributed by any other commonwealth in the Union." Quite uncommon. OCLC locates only one copy at the Newberry Library. OCLC: 180773997.
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