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    Confederate Newspaper: The Countryman. Eight uncut pages, folded down to 9.25" x 12", Georgia, December 8, 1862. This is a weekly newspaper published by Joseph A. Turner from his Putnam County plantation, Turnwold, and is possibly the only newspaper published from a plantation, noted as launching the career of Joel Chandler Harris. This edition contains articles criticizing the government of Georgia on the passage of a recent bill, decrying the "revolutionary governor" of Georgia and his "reign of terror," and a cure for dysentery. With period ads, including those wishing to hire Negro slaves and one looking for a substitute to join the 3rd Georgia.

    Condition: Lightly foxed throughout. Slight staining along the vertical fold; separation at the intersection of the folds. One small hole on page 90 near the upper edge, not affecting the text.


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