Carrier's Address / of the / Alabama Beacon / December 25th, 1868. / [followed by six verses of poetry, 12 lines each, printed in two columns, ornamental borders at top and bottom (trimmed from the sides)

[Greensboro, AL]: Alabama Beacon, 1868. Printed broadside, 8 3/4 x 4 1/4 (both sides trimmed, not affecting text). It gives a somewhat defiant tone to events of the recent past "A people rising in their might / To sweep oppression from the land; / Defeated in the cause of right: / Crushed under by a mailed hand. / But be ye not disconsolate, / For truth her birthright yet shall find." Not in Hummel or Ellison. Unrecorded on OCLC (which does locate similar printed addresses for 1857 and 1859, both at Duke). The Alabama Beacon was published by Charles Briggs and successors, as a weekly, 1840-1912. Cut from a scrap album and still laid down on a stiff leaf (clippings mounted on verso), rubbed. (#4990). Item #58041

Price: $275.00

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