Summary of Content: The Riot in New York - How it served the Negroes, The Fall of Port Hudson, President Davis’ Proclamation - Amnesty to Deserters, Important Orders from General Lee and Cooper., , Hon. C.L. Vallandigham addressed the people of Ohio. A manifesto to Mexico is included. An article describes how the New York riot served blacks. Minutes from a public meeting in Wake County are printed. Davis issues a presidential proclamation. An article describes the fall of Port Hudson. The secretary of the treasury includes a lengthy report.
Background: The paper was printed in Salem, North Carolina from 1851-1892, when it was absorbed by the Western Sentinel. At the time of this collection, the paper was edited and printed by L.V. Blum, who owned the Salem Printing Office. He also published and sold the annual Farmers’ and Planters’ Almanac.