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Haldeman, Walter Newman (1821-1902) Louisville courier--extra. [no volume or number information (August 3, 1861)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06590 Author/Creator: Haldeman, Walter Newman (1821-1902) Place Written: Louisville, Kentucky Type: Newspaper Date: 3 August 1861 Pagination: 2 p. ; 73.5 x 54.5 cm.

Pro-Confederate newspaper. Front page is dominated by a speech on executive usurpation by Kentucky Senator John C. Breckinridge on 16 July 1861. List of taxes passed by the House of Representatives. A scathing column critical of the "Abolitionism and Niggerism of the Editor of the Journal." Page 2 contains a copy of the Confederate Constitution, divided into 7 articles. Page 2 is dominated by a 4.5 column printing of a speech on the loan bill by Ohio Congressman Clement L. Vallandigham from 10 July 1861.

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