Wednesday, February 18, 2009


The water blockade is playing smash with the eatables in this quarter. Flour is becoming scarce again. Potatoes are not around. Butter is disappearing hopelessly. Matters are beginning to look blue. Stomachs are in danger of collapse. – The East side of the river, from its accessibility to the farmers, is better off just now than the West side, in the way of solid articles of food. Moody has several bushels of eggs on hand, and other good thing in corresponding proportion. Call and see him.

– Published in the Daily State Register, Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday, April 19, 1862

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