This is a fascinating look at the percentage of slaves in each county in Georgia in 1861. It is on the front cover of Harper's Weekly. "A chart map of Georgia, showing the percentage of slaves in each county". "The tint, by its depth of shade, shows the comparative percentage to the total population in each county.....Chatham County....contains 71 per cent; Glynn Count,...86 per cent..." I find this pretty amazing, pretty sad.
Inside are articles of interest; the meeting of Congress to raise the money for an army of 600,000 men; an article against the delivery to prisoners of baskets of Champagne and other luxuries; an article concerning Congress titled 'Domestic Intelligence' the title of which seems to be upon reading the article as much an oxymoron back then as it is today.
The double page spread in the middle shows scenes in and around Beaufort, SC and the opposite page has a more maritime theme. The largest spread shows the scenes at and around Fort Pickens. There is a "Strange Story" by Bulwer Lytton printed from the manuscript and purchased by Harper's. Much, much more including an ad for Elliot's pocket revolver, retail price $10 with one hundred cartridges. And...lest I forget, an ad for an ointment guaranteeing Luxuriant Whiskers in six weeks. The whole magazine in pretty good shape.
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