Thursday, December 6, 2012

A New Idea

The Boston Daily Advertiser prints the following suggestion, furnished by a gentleman abroad, respecting the disposition to be made of the Fort Donelson prisoners:

“I propose that they be exchanged for slaves, on the principle of southern representation, five secessionists for three slaves, reversing the order of values.”

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, April 5, 1862, p. 1

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