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Interesting handmade and ornately decorated Civil War newspaper with fabulous content pertaining to the times
Stunning hand colored newspaper is called the "Semi-annual Olio" and is devoted to "Science, Literature, Romance, Education Morrals, Health Amusements . . . The Seminanual Olio is just the paper for Generals, Blacksmiths and the President as it would have told McLellan how to get more men to Richmond than what was taken prisoners and that there is land enough upworth that needs distling with going ... to the Chichihawning Swamps and it would inform the president that there is a half a dozen of them everlasting negroes got lives down south and that he needs at least 250,000 more men to put things down, and in the language . . . word that it is necessary to take vigorous means to put down Rebellion." The newspaper has 18 pp. 16 of which are filled with writing. The newspaper, more of a booklet style features a front cover with a wonderful illustration of the American flag and with writing instruments. The book is threaded together with red, white and blue ribbons decorating the spine. Another excerpt
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