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    Confederate Newspaper: The Countryman. Eight pages, folded down to 9 " x 12.25", Georgia, December 1, 1862. This is a weekly newspaper published by Joseph A. Turner from his Putnam County plantation, Turnwold. This is possibly the only newspaper published from a plantation and is noted as launching the career of Joel Chandler Harris. This edition contains articles on "Iron" and "Teaching Negroes to Read." With period ads, including one to hire "10 or 12 likely men or boys for the year 1863 . . . The negroes must be intelligent, handy trusty, and of good moral character." Light foxing throughout. Small rust stain at the lower edge of the first page from a paperclip.

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