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Daily Virginia state journal. [Vol. 2, no. 829 (November 30, 1864)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05959.63 Author/Creator: Place Written: Alexandria, Virginia Type: Newspaper Date: 30 November 1864 Pagination: 4 p. ; 55.5 x 37 cm

Peace proposal by Abraham Lincoln, Drinking and Battle of Piedmont, West Virginia, Confederate Blockade Runners, Halifax, Novia Scotia.

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