Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Secretary of the Interior gives...

...the present population of Washington at one hundred thousand. This is an increase of about forty thousand since the spring in which the rebellion broke out. The city does more than twice the business it did then, and fortunes are made there in a winter now, which a few years ago it would have taken years to accumulate.

– Published in the Stark County News, Toulon, Illinois, January 1, 1863

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