NEW ORLEANS “DAILY DELTA NEWSPAPER”—FEBRUARY 6, 1861

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Item Code: 145-70

Vol. XVI, No. 82. 8 pp., 22” x 16, six columns.  Front page detached. Exhibits slight chipping along left margin, w/patches of very slight foxing. Else VG.

Front page features new from the Louisiana Convention that voted to secede from the Union, January 26, 1861. Other headlines and stories: “From Washington, Virginia Commissioners to hold Secret Sessions, Equal rights in Territories Hereafter Acquired a Sine qua non—The Border State Convention / John Tyler Presides / The Southern commissioners will Follow Virginia.” Also a piece on “The Southern Confederacy and England,” and a list of officers resigning from the U.S. Navy.  As well as “Black Republican Theories” and “the Army of Louisiana.”

Other columns of interest include “River” & “Maritime Intelligence,” listing numerous steamboat and sailing ship notices. On the eve of war, New Orleans was bustling world-class seaport, and the vast scope of her trade is reflected in these columns. Within two months, with the coming of the Union blockade it will be peremptorily shut down.

“City Intelligence” includes the following humorous items: “Larceny—Ed. Lynch was this morning committed to First District Court for having stolen a pair of pantaloons value at $4. If Ed Lynch had only learned to work like a man he would not want to steal nor would he now be imprisoned as a thief”---"A Duo of Dangerous—John Ryan and James Dobson were arraigned here before the First Recorder’s Court as a couple of dangerous personages, who if permitted to run at large, would commit some depredations. Their cases were fixed for the 8th on $500 bonds.”

Want Ads provide a glimpse into the drugs and medicines offered for sale in Civil War America. Along with slave auctions and an announcement of an exhibition of the Billiard Art  at the Masonic Hall by Mr. Berger of New York City”.

Solid New Orleans collectible, providing a fascinating snapshot of the city’s mood and activities  of the city’s on the eve of war. [In protective sleeve.  [jp] [ph:L]

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