NP: np, January, 1864. First edition (?). Broadside poem, 7 3/4 x 5 3/8 inches, printed within a black border, 26 lines railing against the Confederate congress's abrogation of substitute contracts: "In former days, a Contract was a test, A pledge respected and a right at rest ... The State and Congress have conspired to rob, One takes the 'kernels,' the State goves us the 'Cobb.'" Not in Parrish & Willingham or Hummel. Not recorded on OCLC. Foxed, else very good copy of an apparently unrecorded Confederate imprint. Item #53493
Contemporary ink manuscript note in top margin: "Confed. Congress repudiated the contracts exempting those who had secured substitutes in the Rebel army."