The Corpus Christi Star. (Corpus Christi, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 8, Ed. 1, Tuesday, October 31, 1848 Page: 1 of 4
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THE undersigned impressed with the belief that a great
portion of the trade from Rio Grande Cuy (Clay Davis')
Alier Loredo and other points on the Rio Grande will pass
through Corpus Christi have determined to establish lines
of transportation for freight and passengers from here or
from New Orleans to the above points at the follow ng rau-s:
From Corpus Christi to Loreao per lew ms j-j oo
Return freight '
Corpus Christi to Rio Grande City " " "
Return freight " " "
Corpus Chrisfi to Micr " " "
Keturn freight ." " "
From New Orleans to Corpus Christi per bbl .
From Nuw Orleans to cither of the above mention
ed points per 100 lbs. 3 25
Back freight to New Orleans " " 2 25
In addition to the above points a lino will be run to San
Antonio de Bexar (110 miles) from Corpus Christi at the
Bock freight " " 75
From Corpus Christi to San Antonio per 100 lbs. 1 00
These wagons will start every two necks and run at all
seasons and it is intended so to arrance their dcpartuic that
goods brought doun in the semi-monthly packets from New
Orleans can be taken aw a as soon as landed so that the
method of conveyance will cdmbine besides cheapness and
From the central position of Corpus Chtisti to all the
enumerated poitns and in fact to all the Upper Rio Grande
Country the undersigned flatter ihcmselv es that their under-
taking will meet Willi success.
All information desired w ill be liberally impart jd by the
J. IT BLOOD Commission Merchant
E FITZGERALD Corptis Christi.
II. CLAY DAVIS Rio Grande City.
BENJAMIN F NEAL San Antonio
pp19 Arcnts for the Proprirlr.
W.M. MANN & CO.
General Cnannission and Forwarding Merchants
Corpus C If r i s t i Texas
"WILL attend to the receipt of goods from .New Orleans
and other place for the points on the Rio Grande and to
Bexar. They will also attend to the shipment of such articles
of produce as may be sent lrom those places to New Orlrnns
thrnnsh thi plice epl9
THE CORPUS CHRISTI STAR.
THEN CORPUS CHRISTI STAR.
CORPUS CHRISTI OCTOBER 31 1818.
Farina . A new and superb arti-
cle for soups puddings eta combining the vi-tucs of flour
v - mI'i -.l wnrnr. mi. fir ilp nlO R. OHLER.
ATTORN E Y A T LA W
Will practice in the counties of Starr "Webb Cameron
San Patricio Itcfugio and Nueces and will attend to the
collection of Notc llomls and Accounts; locating lands
examining titles etc A ten years resilience m Western
Texas gives him opportunities tor information in Landed
Matters that feu pnst-".
For information etc. he refers to :
Co! 11. L. Ki.nnky. Corpus Christ:;
Tiios F McKinma" Galveston;
J. II. Bi.ood .Merchant New Orleans;
H C Duh. Win GmiiJ Citv se' 11
Corpus Chrisli Hotel.
Formerly call-d the "Ktnniy 7si.jf" hating now becntnr
th" properly if Mr Gesrge Noc.cI well Known to th"
ni7ens ol I'otis a- mine ho-t ol "Noe"cl's Hold" at
Katrop ami the- Colorado Cxclnnge llu'cl' at Matagorda
Mr. Noo-cl has the honor to inform iilrzcnsand strangers
in general that th nbovi lioiif-1 now open for the reci ptiiin
of all thoe who tnav lavor him with a call. He HaiUr-
himself that he t-loo v.i II knov-n in imKc further coinrm lit
neccar. 1 he IiTP-n i no bring nntcnally improved for
-tjip.comlort anil conw nieiire of bit ni-tomers; and as the
proprietor hue ti-hc rinen and huntsmen mgagrd his table
will alums lie well s-iipphttl with 1 i-li. Uiti.ancl luun
til" all dc-criplions. Tne Bar will alway
with the choicest Wine--and Liquor-
rmcEs or the con.ru: ciikisii
Tor each nccl
Board by the day without lcdjing
Board and lodging per month
Board by the month without lodging
For a hor-o feed
Taking care of a horc by the c'av
Sundries . Vinegar Hops Rice
Bologna Sausages Table Sail Salaratus Hal-ins Almonds
Dried Apph s Pickles Tea 'I obacio etc in More and for
s.le'.r olQ K OHLKK.
DRY GuODS &c.
The undersigned itin daily exprctationof receiving a large
andcoiiiplclc-asortmc-n'ufDry Gnndss-iI(cUd and manufac-
tured expressly fur the Mexican Hade and would respccliully
call the attention of .Mexican .Merchants and Trader to tin
point as being the most cnnvcmtnl and cheapest to make
their purchases. Try it and y on w ill be conwnccd
sopSO WM. L. CAZNEUL
J. H. BLOOD & CO.
Commission and Forwarding Merchants
No. 31 Camp street New Orleans
WILL give particular attention to the execution of orders
for the Mexican Market and lo consignments of Hides
Wool etc. addressed lo their care as well as to all general
Rtftr to Col H. L. Kinney Gen. W. L. Caznrau. Cor-
pus Christi; .Taiin-- Powers ?-q. Live Oak Point; V. E
Howard i San Anlomu; H. Clay Davis U'q Ki
Grande City. sep2C
Slate cf Texas Ccwi'y of San Patricio. Letters of ad
ministralinn hating been granlcd to the uiidersignid by the
Honorable the Probate Court of Fan Patricio count on Ihe
estate of Willimi de IJcnliain late of said county deceased
at the September term. A. I) 1343. Therefore all person"
who hale claims against said estate must present them with-
m the legal lunrtation and tho-a indebted arc requested to
make payment and William O'Docharty oftlus county ha
hi en appniiitii! ni lawful atlnrncv andaeciil in fact.
JAMliS DC IJKX1IAM Administrator.
San Patricio Sept. 23 1)5 18. oct3 Gt
be well supjluu
GEO. NOESSEL Propn.ior
THE undersigned haling been appointed by the Hon
the Probate Court of the county of Nuccts State ol Texas
administrator on the estate ot Darlletl Annibal deceased.
N6lice is hereby given to all persons indebted to said estate
to come forw ard and settle the claims againt them and to
all persons having claims against a;d estate to tile them
within the tunc prescribed bv law"or they will be forever
barred. EDWAKD FITZGERALD
Corpus Christi Sept 19. Administrator.
Having be n appointed agent for the proprietors of the
town of Corpus Christi and that large and b autiful section
of country adjoining comprising upwa-d-t ol" forty I aeuc
1 will be "prepared at all tunes to eivc information uc aSm-
show the property cither town or ciuntry which fmm it-
position and natural adv anlagcs oficr mdueemc its to the tn-
Jerprising seldom met with The lands will not be sold lo
anv who do not intend lo become actual settlers. Ail letters
addressed to me post paid will meet prompt attention.
scpQO EDWARD FITZGHRALD.
iZZr" Galveston Civilian and New OrleansDella will copy
three months and send account to this office.
Wm. L. Cizsriti being now in the northern cities forthe
purpose of laying in a complete stock of T)ry Goods isde-
Mrous of selling off his stock now on handand inoiderto
induce purchasers to come forward tliepriccj hac been re-
duced. Come one come all. sep2fi
New York and Corpus Christi Packet.
The A I fast palling bark MUPANG Cant. Siniplnn will
run regularly in this trade and is to sail from New York
about the 1st of November which affords a favorable oppor-
tunity for shipments from that point. Forfurther particulars
PP' to W. MANN & CO Agents
ept.2(; T IT Tl LOOP & Co Agents N. Orients.
J. I KELSEY
Commission and Forwarding Merchant
Corpus Christi Texas
AV'ILL attend to all buines entrusted lo his care and
despatch it with promptitude He will receive and store
goods from New Orleans and ship them to any and all points
on the Rio Grande and will receive produce from those points
on storage to sell here or ship to New Orleans or Icvv hi re.
N. B. lie Ins also a large and convenient warehouse at
Rio Grande City where he will also receive any goods on
bale or storage.
He solicits the patronage of the public assuring all who
may entrust business to his care Ihat it will mrct wiih the
most prompt attention and be executed on reasonable terms.
All orders (or horses mules marcs sheep etc. will he
thankfully received and promptly attended ! and tilled at
the lowest market prices for cis'i " r
New Orleans and Corpus Ci.ribti
LINE OF PACKKl'S.
Schr. WM. AND MAHY Capt. Roberta:
a. r. xiuimi-. L;aDt. Alilirhf II-
Boots and Shoes . A lot of first
quality in sli.ro r ml for vili liy oin W.M L CAZNKAU
Hat& . Campeacliy and American
in store and lor ale ly oio W.1I. L.. UA.i l.MI.
THE STATE OF TEX 3. )
Justicl's ComT NuvruiW Term A. D. ISIS.
Jainis M. Planning
Win. D. Lee
To the Sher'jf of saul Count y. Greeting:
Whereas the phintilT in tho above entitled case
has brought suit in siid court against said defendant
fur the sum of thirty-two dollars claimed of ?aid de-
fendant by the plaintiff as per account filed in my
office for labor done and serwecs rendered ; And the
plaintiff having made oath Rial the said W. D. Lee
defendant is absent from this State so that the ordi-
nary process nf the law cannot be served on him ;
I hi is therefore tn command vou tn cite the said
Wm D. l.ee by I'l'blii'.itinti. in an iinlat.ee In law to
be and appr-r at my office in this town on the
fourth day in IWeiubrr i -xt between the hours pre-
scribed h liiv. then and there to show cause if any
he has. v hv judgm ear shall not be rendered nn.unst
'nni as claimed by phinlfl cost etc. in tills suit ex-
pended. lkroin fill nut and mal.e due return of this writ as
the 1 ivv dtrec is- .
At ofiice Cnrpu Hiristt Oct. 1 1 1S4?.
L S. J. IiEX TON J01LVSOX
Justu e nf the Peace No I.
olT-n p.f.SS 00 Wm. L. Rooms SherifT X. C.
THE STATE OF TEXAS. )
Nueces County. )
Justice's Court November Term A. D. 1848.
James AI. Alanning
Daniel P. Alarr.
To the Sheriff of this County Greeting:
Whereas the plaintiff in the above entitled case
has brought suit in said court against said defendant
for the sum of eighteen dollars and twenty-five cents
claimed by plaintiff ol" said defendant as per account
filed in my office lor labor and services rendered at
the instance of defendant; And the plaintiff having
made oath that the said Daniel P. Marr defendant is
absent from this State so that the ordinary process of
law cannot be served upon hiin ;
This is therefore to command you to cite the said
Daniel P. Marr by publication in manner and form as
the law directs to appear before me at my office in
this town between the hours prescribed bylaw on
the fourth day of November next then and iherc to
answer plaintiff's demand and show cause if any he
has why judgement shall not bo rendered against him
for the account in favor of plaintiff as asKed for and
costs of this suit.
Herein fail not and make due return in accordance
Given at office in (he town of Corpus Christi this
11th October A. D. 1849-
L S. J. IJENTOX JOHNSON
Justice of the Peace No. 1.
nIT 3t p.f SS 00 Wm. L Rooms. Sheriff N. C-.
ASSESSOR AND COLLECTOR'S NOTICE.
Pay your Stale Licences and s.ie costs'
J. BENTON JOHNSON
ocl3 Assessor and Collector Nueces county.
The above first class fast saihnc vn.l uill !. n.i.i
ally every ten d-vys so as to connect with the Transporla- ( the law directs.
nun wiuvs iui tuu jmiouj poiois on me ttio Uremic and will
be commanded by captains experienced in the trade. For
freight or passage having superior accommodation" apnlv to
J. W. KINNEY Agent Corpus Christi.
s26 J. H. BLOOD &-CO. Agents N. Orleans
THE STATE OF TEXAS )
Justice's Court November Term A. D. IS 13
James M. Manning
Wm. L Loyd.
To the Sheriff of said County Greeting:
Whereas the plaintiff in the above entitled case
has brought suit m said court against said defendant
for the sum of forty-six dollars and fifty cents claimed
of said defendant by plaintiff as per account filed in
my oiTiic for labor and services rendered; And the
plaintiff having made oalii tint the said Wm. L. Loyd
defendant is absent from this Sine so that the ordi
nary process ol the law cannot besrrved upon him;
This is therefore lo command ou to cite the said
Win. L. Loyd by publication m manner and form as
the law directs to appear before me at my office in
this town on the fourth day of November neit be-
tween the hours prescribed by law then and there to
answer the plaintiff's demand and show cause if any
he has why judgement shall not be rendered against
him in favor of plaintiff as claimed.
Herein fail not and hive you then and there this
writ as the law directs with your endorsement theieon.
At office in the town of Corpus Christi this 1 1 ill
L S.J J. IJENTOX JOHNSON
Justice of ihe Peace No. 1.
ol7-3t pf&R 00 Wm 1 Unarm. Sheriff V O
THE SPATE OF TEXAS
Justice's Court November Term A. D. 1S43.
James AI. LWiiiming
To the Sheiiff of this County Greeting:
"Aheteas the plaintiff in the abote entitled case
has brought suit in said court against said defendant
for the sum of twenty-four dollars as claimed by said
plaintiff of said defendant as per account filed in mv
ollice for labor and services rendered at the instance
ol ihe dfcndant: And the plaintiff having made oath
that the said Joseph Criswell defendant is absent
from this State so that the ordinary process of the
law cannot be served upon him ;
This is therefore to command you to cite the said
Joseph Criswell by publicinion m manner and form
as the I-1W directs to :ilmo ir In .nr(. nu .it mv office in
this tun a between tSiti hours prescribed by law on
ihe fourlli d ly in November nevj then and there to
answer the demand of plaintiff and show cause if any
he has why judgement shall not be rendered in favor
of phuitiff as asked for against him and costs of
Herein lail not and make due return of this writ as
Fresh Groceries and Provisions.
E. OIJLLIJ lia just received an a-sorlmcnt of Groceries
and Provision which will be sold on reasonable terms.
Among other articles his stock comprises
Corn Meal Sourcrout
o3 Phircr r.
Hams and Alackeral. Siujar cured
Hams and freoh Mackerel in store and for sale by
OR THE MAK THAT ALWAYS PlAVLD " OH THE S 91' ABE.'
Dy John of York.
All who have travelled on the Mississippi have
doubtless seen something of a very pleasant game at
cards called " poker!' and perhaps many who will
read this have "suffered" occasionally in their efforts
to initiate themselves into its mysteries. The game
I believp originated on the Mississippi at least the
monarch of rivers claims it and you rarely make the
trip from New Orleans to St. Louis or Cincinnati
without seeing almost every day and night three or
four poker parties in the gentlemen's cabin to say
nothing of divers choice coteries among tho "deckers."
Coming up a month since upon one of those mag-
nificent floating palaces that navigate that great high-
way of sand and water it was my fortune to find my-
self one of about four hundred pissengers the bulk of
whom were discharged soldiers returning from the
campaign in Mexico. Some of the boys were flush
as the saying is hiving hoarded up their pay for a
splurge at home; and as it would be out of the ques-
tion for a soldier to let his money remain in his belt
or forego a chance lo double or loseit at gaming some
haif dozen games were constantly in full blast. For
the first two days our heroes had the fun all to them-
selves but soon after leaving Memphis one of the par-
Powdcr and Laad. A small supply
of Dupont's lineal Ponder and bar Lead in store and for
si'eliv oil) i; UMLhir.
Al office: in the town of Comus Christi. this 11th
Justice of the Peace No. 1.
Wm. L. Rooiyw Sheriff N. O.
THE STATE Of TEXAS )
Count' of Nueces.
District Court Spring Term 1349.
To the Sheriff of said County Greeting :
Whereas U. L. Kinney has filed his petition in my office
ag-vinst Jose Maria Villarr.-al Mana L"ufraia Villarrcal Ca-
bajus .Mam Srvcnana Villarrcal and Sevula de la Garza
rn-nrir alleging that on th-i 4lh of Jan'y. IS 10 he purchased
or entered into a contract for a purchase of a league oflaiid
where 1'ie town ol Corpus Chritiino situated in the said
county and Mate with Cnnipic Villarrcal. That said Villa-
rrcal was the ovviit ol a ten league Jirant of which s.ud one
league was a part; that the same was a grant lo him by the
;oivcriiincni ol l amaiilipai mauctlic lbtn ol November
A. D. 1SJI knoun as the Uiiieou del Oo bounded on the
cast by the IamUof the Harranco Blanco on the otit'i by
the Cayo del Oso and on the other -ides by the Lagunas
and Rio Nueces. Petitioner fiutlicr alleges that by virtue
jof ihe saiJ agreement the said Villarrial agreed in addition
to the one Ifai'ue. to sell linn the balance of said ten leasuc
tract if petitioner desmd the same. That in pursuance of
said agreement Villarnal on llic luth July Ib-12 niaile a
decil to pctiliiiiier lnr the said one league before a Notary
Public in .M.ilainoriH in the Republic of.Mcvtco according
lolhclawiot that country but not according to the forms
ot couvcyanccs required by the laws of Texas and secured
payment ui the purchase money l'ctilioncr lurtlier allege-
that al that time he gave iintite to the said Vilbrreal that
petitinnerj would take the whole tract often leagues lo
w Inch he assented. 'I hat about said Villai real
departed this life and that his heirs manifeslcd a deposition
lo tarry out llic contract of their anccslur; and that on the
24th ot November 1817 the widow of t-aid vendor to wit :
Maria Eufrasia Cabasoe and Ids son Jo-e Maria Villarrcal.
together w ith the other hc.r Maria Scvcriana Villarrealand
Sevula dela Garza.only heir of Paula Villarrcal. a daughter
of said Lnrimic also executed an instrument of conveyance
for the other nine leagues of said tract before a Notary tn
MatamoroJ and received payment according to the terms of
-aid agreement. Said conveyance was for one league of
said tract wlueh belonged lo said Jose Marii individually
and also for the eight leagues which descended to the above
panics as licir3ubjctt toTtlic contract of their ancestor with
petitioner 'ihat said last mentioned convevaucc 13 also
liable to the same objection. It conveys only tho equitable
ana not inc legal title because (lie deed is not executed ac-
corriliiL' to the laws of the State of Texas : whereas said
parties agreed to make petitioner a good and perfect title to
said land which would vest the fee to the same in petitioner.
Petiiioncr tuilher alleges that the said Sevula dela Garza is
a minor under twenty-one years of age but that the said
conveyaiieewas executed by her guardian or tutor who had
a good right lo receive and did receive the purchase money
for her use and benefit.
Petitioner fuithcr stales that all of said heirs and vendors
ire non-residents of this State being residents and citizens
of the ltcpubhc of .Mexico; that they cannot be found to
perfect said conveyance without much expense and dilliciitty
and that the interest of the minor heir as petitioner is ad-
vised cannot be dive-tcfl without the decree of llu Honor-
able Court : Petitioner therefore pravs that the said parlies
be made d feu Jant lo this petition and be cited by pubhea-
cation and thai a guardian ad lilcm bcappotntcd ler the said
minor and Ihat ynur Honor decree a conveyance by said
parties and in doutilt thereof direct aconvcyancc by a com-
mission ; and that alt the interest vvhiih they or any of said
vendors mar have in said land be divcslul and the legal
title to said land be duly vested in your pclilionor and fur
sum otiic ami lurtlier relict as the equity and justice ol llic
case may require.
And oath bavins been made that Jose Maria Vill.ir.cal
Maria Eufra-ua Villarrcal Cabasos and Sevula dclaGarzi
are non-residents of the State so that the ordinary process
of law cannot bo served upon them : You are therefore
commanded to summon the said Jose Maria Villarrcal Maria
I0ulraia Villarrcal Cabaoa and Sevula de la Garza by pub-
lication of citation in the Corpus Chrisli Star for four weeks
commanding said defendants to be and appear at the next
term of said court to be holdcn at the town of Corpus Chris-
li on the sixth Monday after the first Monday in February
1SIU; Ihen and there to answer the aforcaid pclitionio this
came filed and show cause if any they have why judge-
ment should not be rendered against them according to the
prayer of the petitioner.
Herein fad not and of this writ and your proceedings
make due return according to law
Ij Given under my hand ana scroll tor
I seal there being no seal of office at
SifVirniii nhriRtt. fin 11th fl.il nf Ortnher. A
THOMAS S. TATU.M Clerk D. C. N. C.
Publication of the foregoing w rit isrordered in the
Corpus Christi Star for four successive weeks.
Given under my hand this 14th day of October. A.
D. 1S45. ol7.1t-p f.J30 WM. L. KOQERSuShcr'fi;
player who said "he knew vary little about the game
but didn't mind losing a few dimes uy way of passing
the time pleasantly."
This acquisition wasannnot about fifty-live spare
with bhek hair and eyes a very pale face and a verv
white neckcloth and at first sight looked very much
like a Tennessee Methodist preacher. The first night
he played very badly. The cards didn't seem to run
in his favor and when he held a good hand he was
sure to be very much acttated and always "spiled"
it as he very emphatically expressed it. And he was
very particular in urging upon the other players tlm
propriety of playing "on the square" he always did
it and he never played at a table where there was a
"sporting man" ef he knew it.
After breakfast ncct morning the tfards were again
brought out and our soldier friends pleased at their
good luck the night before invited the geiitleman who
so scrupulously played on the square to take a hand.
"Old Innocence" as he was afterwards called re-
luctantlv allowed himself to be drawn into the game
and at dinnertime he was slightly w inner.
After dinner the game was renewed ana the strange
gentleman had extraordinary luck lie held "three
white aces" so otlen that the soldiers who were all
bleedinc orctlv handsumelv began to think he hail
some snrt of influence over papers; for certainly a
man who was so very scrupulous and always msntett
' on a good shuffle" and a " cut" would not attempt
tn cheat them. The game went on bravely till sup-
per and after that was over was renewed with in-
creased interest. One after one the soldiers were
victimized and left; but others supplied their places
to follow in their bad luck. One little fellow whose
stature would never gun him admittance into tho lino
during a peace establishment. Ind lost an hundred and
thirty dollars and was nervously rattling his pile some
fifteen or twenty dollars still hoping to win back his
About 10 o'clock a heavy rain began to fill and the
passengers flocked into the cabin and surrounded the
tables. Among tiiese were a couple of olhcers in citi-
7en's dres. who stood behind Old Innocence looking
upon the play with apparent indifference. At lenmh.
one of them proposed to play a few hands for the littlo
soldier who had been so hard a suliercr uhicli was
agreed to by the crowd Several deals pissed wittiojt
any betting of consequence when Old liitiocc-o
ventured a hill". The officer whom we call .ones
went back a V which was met by Old Innocence an3
an X better This exhausted the little soldier's pile
! but Jone-i pulling out his purse lent hw banker a
couple ol eagles and went them over all tiie time
keeping his eyes fixed upon hn opponent's hind.
The old fellow proved grit and met the sum and
came back another twenty.
The excitement that had been gradually rising with
the beis now began to exhibit itself in xarious vvas.
The little soldier who had 6een Old Innocence's hand
wanted to get a peep at ones' but the latter refused
saying he might betray him. Everybody seemed in-
terested in favor of Jones but all had their misgivings:
for the old man" luck seemed too strong to be belt
besides he hid shown his cards lo several ot the by-
standers. Jones kept his face and after hesitating a
minute still keeping his eye upon his neighbor's hand
forked up the requisite twenty and called.
" Full hand" responded Old Innocence" three
aces and two fives; and he carefully exhibited the pa-
pers. " Won't do" said Jones raking down the dmero
" let's look at your other card !"
The old centleman bean to grow nervons and de
manded a sight; but .ones rather abruptly caught his
hand and exposed an additional card that had been
carefully covered by an ice.
"Six cards!" cried the bystanders; "I thought
he had extraordinary luck said one; "and that hand-
kerchief on his lap "looked suspicious to me" said
" He dealt 'em himself" said Old Innocence "and
I claim the money."
Jonesxery coolly reached across the table and
pulled a king out of the old gentleman's waistcoat.
In a moment more a reasonably heavy chair though
wielded by the little soldier came down rather vig-
orously on the head of Old Innocence and he went
sprawling amid the tobacco juice upon the floor.
The old fellow was then raised to his feet and a
committee very quietly relieved bis well-lilled pock-
ets returning their losses to the soldiers and dividing
the surplus in like manner. In a moment after
three taprof the bell announced that the boat was ap-
proaching a wood-yard and in five minutes more she
moved off leaving Old Innocence sitting upon a cotton-wood
log in as pretty a rain storm as ever drench-
ed a man "who played on the square1"
Newspaper History of the Mexican War. At a
meeting of the New York Historical Society on the
3d ult the Librarian informed the Society that du-
ring the recess he had cumpleted the newspaper an-
nals of tho Mexican war which were placed upon
the table handsomely bound in ten quarto volume.
The Commercial Advertiser sjys "This compila-
tion the iesult of much labor embraces a complete;
account of the war from tiie first movement to thu
Rio Grande to the consummation of peace care-
fully made up from the newspapers and arranged
in chronological order. The idea of the prepara-
tion of such a work was suggested by Prosper M.
Wetmore late chairman of the executive committee
and the newspapers used for the work were almost
exclusively contributed by him and by George
Oibbs the present chairman of that committee. It
will hereafter prove of inestimable value to the his-
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