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    Confederate New Orleans: Two Early Documents. The first, found on one partially-printed page, 7.25" x 10", on "Confederate States of America. District & Port of New Orleans" letterhead, New Orleans, April 4, 1861, certifies that "J. Johnston Master or Commander of the Steamer De Soto . . . mounted with two guns, navigated with 60 men . . . bound for New York via Havana . . . hath here entered and cleared his vessel according to Law." The document is signed by the collector and countersigned by a naval officer as witness. Two horizontal folds are separating in places. Unevenly toned vertically through the middle and at the left edge.

    The second, also found on one partially-printed page, 7.75" x 10.75", on "Confederate States of America. State of Louisiana, City of New Orleans" letterhead, New Orleans, May 3, 1862. This particular document acknowledges that "James B. T. Tupper an alien and citizen of the United States of America, who doth on oath declare, that he acknowledges the authority of the GOVERNMENT OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA, and that it is his bona fide intention to become a citizen of the said Confederate State." Folds; one spot of discoloration on the main horizontal fold and one spot of staining near the upper left edge.

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