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    Framed Photograph Inscribed to a politial colleague by HARDING, Warren G. (1865 - 1923)

    1922. unbound. 12 x 9 inches (including the tan border), no place, no date, circa 1922 -- a vintage photo of Harding with a serious expression, gazing just above the camera. Warmly inscribed in the bottom margin: "To David H. Scott With the fraternal greetings of membership in the Ohio General Assembly and assurances of high esteem. Sincerely, Warren G. Harding." Uneven toning in the border, but still a handsome piece in very good condition. Double-matted in brown and white and set in a copper-colored frame measuring 19.5 x 16.75 inches.


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    Ground Water Pollution Potential of Cuyahoga County, Ohio by Barber, Douglas J

    Columbus, Ohio: Department of Natural Resources, 1994. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. Spiral-bound, blue paper-wraps copy in very good condition, unmarked and clean. Tips unfurled, pages bright and clear, and not ex-library; neither highlighting nor underlining. Maps and illustrations galore. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.


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    Heroes of Ohio : 23 True Tales of Courage and Character by Sowash, Rick

    Bowling Green, OH, U.S.A.: Gabriel's Horn Publishing Company, Incorporated, 1998. Softcover. Very Good++. Muth, Marcia (illustrator). Former owner's small name sticker inside front cover, otherwise as new. From John Chapman to Henry Heimlich, brief biographies of notable Ohioians with pictures included. sources for more information at the end of each section. 148 pages.


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    Driftwood, Being Papers on Old-Time American Towns and Some Old People by Shotwell, Walter Gaston

    London, England: Longmans, Green & Co, 1927. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Hardcover copy, navy blue cloth binding with gilt spine lettering; binding is a little rubbed at its spine ends and outside cover corners, and has a very faint cup ring on its front cover; page block edges are darkened, and endpapers are darkened especially where not covered by dust jacket flaps; half-toning to endpapers. Binding is square and tight; text pages are bright and unmarked. In a dust jacket that is faintly rain-spattered on its front panel and that is scuffed and smudged on its faces and rubbed at its spine ends and corners, with tiny closed tears at its spine ends and corners. Dust jacket is in a clear plastic protector. Price on dust jacket is in shillings. Well-written essays on various topics in Ohio and U. S. History. A little essay at the end, "Work," has an anecdote about the relentless pursuit through the early-twentieth-century midwest of an African-American murderer and railroad worker by an African-American friend of the victim, also a railroad worker--sounds like the plot summary of a possible best-selling detective novel. 243 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.


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    A PHOTO ALBUM OF OHIO'S CANAL ERA: 1825-1913 by Jack Gieck

    US: Kent State University Press, 1988. Hardcover. Very Good plus/Very Good plus. Pages are clean with no markings from previous owners. Binding is square and tight. Boards are clean with minor edgewear, rubbing at spine ends and corners. Text block is clean. Dust jacket has some slight edgewear, creases and rubbing at spine ends and corners. Dust jacket covers are overall clean, light scuffing and rubbing.


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    Cleveland by George E. Condon

    Doubleday & Co., Garden City, New York, 1967. Hardcover. Good/Good. 1967. First Edition. 372 pages. Signed by the author. White dust jacket with orange lettering over brown cloth. Clean pages with firm binding. Pages are rough cut. Mild wear to spine, board edges and corners. Clipped dust jacket. Mild wear and tear to edges and corners. Mild tanning to spine and edges. Mild soiling to DJ.


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    FREE SPEECH. FREE PRESS. FREE KANSAS. FREMONT. /REPUBLICAN TICKET./ FOR JUDGE OF THE SUPREME COURT, - SHORT TERM. OZIAS BOWEN/ FOR JUDGE OF THE SUPREME COURT, - FULL TERM. JOSIAH SCOTT/ FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL. CHRISTOPHER P WOLCOTT/ FOR COMMISSIONER OF COMMON SCHOOLS. ANSON SMYTH/ FOR MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS. JOHN WADDLE/ FOR REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS. JOHN A GURLEY/ FOR JUDGES OF COMMON PLEAS. WILLIAM M DICKSON, WARNER M BATEMAN, JOHN W CALDWELL/ FOR SHERIFF: ENOCH T CARSON/ FOR AUDITOR. JOSEPH B HUMPHREYS/ FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONERS. MICHAEL GOEPPER, JOSEPH BURGOYNE/ FOR PROSECUTING ATTORNEY. DAVID P LOWE/ FOR DIRECTOR OF THE COUNTY INFIRMARY. JOHN STOLTZ/ FOR CORONER. DR. LEVI M ROGERS/ FOR THE BANK CHARTER/ AGAINST THE BANK CHARTER./ FOR ERECTION OF THE LUNATIC ASYLUM --- YEA --- NAY by Fremont, John C

    [Ohio, 1856. Broadside, 3 1/8" x 10". Pink ticket printed with black ink. Vignette of Fremont standing on a mountain top and holding an American flag in his right hand. One horizontal fold, minimal light foxing. Very Good. This was the first presidential election of the new Republican Party. Fremont's name and the campaign slogan [as above] are printed in the heading. Ohio Republican underticket candidates are listed: Ozias Bowe and Josiah Scott for Supreme Court; Christopher P. Wolcott for Attorney General; Anson Smyth for Commissioner of Common Schools; and others, generally from Hamilton County.


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    The Birds of Ohio by Peterjohn, Bruce G; Zimmerman, William [Illustrator]

    Indiana University Press, 1989-11-01. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. SIGNED by the Artist Zimmerman on the half-title page. Blue cloth hardcover clean and sharp. Interior is clean and tight. Jacket little rubbed.Your purchase benefits literacy and summer reading programs in Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio. We ship every business day. All books ship in cardboard bookfolds with delivery confirmation.


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    The Cities of Pittsburgh and Allegheny with parts of Adjacent Boroughs, Pennsylvania The City of Cincinnati Ohio by COLTON, J.H

    New York: J.H. Colton, 1857. unbound. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 15 3/4" x 12 7/8". Great duo of city plans of Pittsburgh and Cincinnati. Each map details streets, notable buildings, wards, railroads, canals, reservoirs, creeks and rivers. A few small tears to edges. From the 1857 edition of Colton's Atlas, the only edition of the atlas that appeared without the trademark border. The Colton family was one the most prolific and successful publishers of maps and atlases in the United States. J.H. Colton (1800-1893) founded his business in NYC in 1831.


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    Future Population in the State of Ohio by Ohio State Planning Board

    Columbus, Ohio: Ohio State Planning Board, 1937. Hardcover. Good. Ex-library, rebound in brown library buckram, with the usual markings to spine, endpapers, etc. Boards lightly rubbed, pages age-toned; slight crimping to fore-edge of a few pages; minor soil to a few scattered margins. Text otherwise clean and unmarked, binding secure. Profusely illustrated with black-and-white maps and graphs. "Estimates of Future Populations of the state of Ohio and its Counties, its Eight Metropolitan Districts, and its Cities of 25,000 or more inhabitants, up to 1960." 73 pp of text + Appendix of approximately 150 separately paginated tables, graphs, maps, and charts. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.


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    GREETINGS FROM CLEVELAND, OHIO: 1900-1960S by Robert M Reed

    US: Schiffer Publishing, 2008. Hardcover. Near Fine/No DJ. Pages are clean with no markings from previous owners. Binding is square and tight. Boards are clean, faint scuffing to back cover, minor edgewear. Corners are gently bumped. Text block is clean. No dust jacket.


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    Sandusky Area Miscellany by Frohman, Charles E

    [Columbus]: Ohio Historical Society, 1973. First edition. Stapled paper wrappers. A near fine copy.. Unpaged [70 pp]. Illus. with 20 b/w photos. 8vo. 100 pieces.


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    A Tour To New Connecticut In 1811: The Narrative Of Henry Leavitt Ellsworth by Ellsworth, Henry Leavitt

    Cleveland, OH: Western Reserve Historical S. Hardcover. 1985. Limited Ed.. 8vo 141pp . Fine in Very Good+ DJ. Limited to 1000 copies, not numbered. DJ slightly soiled. Edited with an introduction by Phillip R. Shriver. Oliver Ellsworth and his family acquired more than forty-one thousand acres in the Western Reserve from the Connecticut Land Company. New Connecticut was the old Connecticut's Western Reserve in what is now northeastern Ohio. Western Reserve History Studies Series No. 1. Scarce book .


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    Maps and Cross sections of the Cambrian and Lower Ordovician in Ohio by Shearrow, George G

    Columbus, Ohio: Ohio Geological Society, 1987. Soft Cover. Fine. Manila envelope encasing materials is somewhat soiled and chipped, but the interior contents are near-pristine. Published by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the 31-page introduction is accompanied by Plate 1, "Isoachous Map of the Eau Claire to Precambrian," Plate 2, "Isopachous Map of the Glenwood Erosional to Eau Claire," Plate 3, "Isopachous Map of the Praire du Chien Group," Plate 4, "Cross Section A-A," Plate 5, "Cross Section B-B, Datum: Top of the Glenwood Erosional Zone," Plate 6, "Structural Contour Map on the Precambrian Surface," Plate 7, "Structural Contour Map on the Top of the Eau Claire Formation," Plate 8, "Structural Contour Map on the Top of the Glenwood Erosional Zone," tcover, bound in printed wraps. Light shelf-wear, some fading to the cover, some spotting to the fore-edge. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.


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    REVEREND AND DEAR SIR,- [A PRINTED LETTER SIGNED IN TYPE 'M.R.', DATED JULY 30, 1842, SEEKING TO RAISE FUNDS TO HIRE A SERVANT FOR BISHOP AND MRS. CHASE OF THE DIOCESE OF ILLINOIS] by [R., M.]

    [London?, 1842. Folio sheet, folded to [4]pp. Caption title, as issued. Old folds, bit of fold wear [but without effect on text], Very Good. Bishop Chase had visited England in 1823 and1836, and made many friends and admirers, to whom this appeal is addressed. M.R. notes that "the expenses of the wages and maintenance of a servant in Illinois" are 50-55 British pounds per year. The Letter describes Chase's work, although "It would be difficult to give a view of the extent of country through which Bishop Chase has laboured, unless the eye could follow his course over a map of North America"-- from Massachusetts, to New Orleans, "and thence through the vast extent of territory he has been led over." In Ohio, he "was overwhelmed with the sight of the frightful spiritual destitution of the multitudes who were rushing into those wilds to seek an earthly subsistence, and leaving behind them every means of 'acquainting themselves with God.'" He established Kenyon College, and then moved on to Illinois, "in the far west of America." His rudimentary living conditions are described, and his need for domestic help explained. OCLC 16917078 [1- Lincoln Pres. Lib.] [as of January 2015].


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    SOUTHERN AND WESTERN LIBERTY CONVENTION. A SOUTHERN AND WESTERN CONVENTION OF THE FRIENDS OF CONSTITUTIONAL LIBERTY, WILL BE HELD IN THE CITY OF CINCINNATI, ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 1845 by [Liberty Party]

    [Cincinnati, 1845. Folio sheet, folded to 8" x 10". [4]pp. Printed in typescript on rectos only, addressed in manuscript, with postal cancel, on page [4], to John W. Anderson, Columbus, Ohio; and ink signature 'S.P. Chase 1845.' Remnant of red seal. Couple of short tape repairs at folds. Else Very Good. This is the rare invitation to a significant anti-slavery conference. Salmon P. Chase presided, and is one of four men issuing this Call on March 10, 1845. Seeking a diversity of political views, the Convention sought the attendance, not merely of "members of the Liberty Party, but of all who, 'BELIEVING THAT WHATEVER IS WORTH PRESERVING IN REPUBLICANISM CAN BE MAINTAINED, ONLY, BY ETERNAL AND UNCOMPROMISING WAR AGAINST THE CRIMINAL USURPATIONS OF THE SLAVE POWER'." Chase and his fellows "look for a large and imposing Convention of the friends of freedom and free labor, and hope for a numerous attendance from the slave holding States." Relying on the sentiments of the Founders expressed in the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson's Notes on Virginia, the Northwest Ordinance, and other contemporary writings, the Liberty Party and the Convention claimed that, although the Nation was founded on the premise that Slavery was evil, Slavery has nevertheless taken hold of both major parties. This was probably the Liberty Party's era of greatest success, having received sufficient votes to deny the presidency in 1844 to Henry Clay. It later metamorphosed into the Free Soil Party and, finally, the Republicans. Not in American Imprints, LCP, Sabin, Dumond, Blockson. Not on OCLC or the online sites of Samuel May Collection, AAS, Newberry, NYPL, Yale, Harvard as of September 2018.


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    Geology of Ohio Vol. 5 No. 4. Holmes, Coshocton, and Tuscarawas Counties; Black diamond map by ORTON, Edward

    Edward Orton, 1884. Map. 20" x 25 1/2". This rare 1884 geological map by Edward J. Orton depicts the three counties of Holmes, Coshocton and Tuscarawas in Ohio. Focusing primarily on coal, the map shows the location of the Kittanning Coal seams. Railways, rivers and other topographical features are noted. These were economically important coal seams in the Appalachia region of Ohio. Many towns and villages in southeast Ohio grew up around the mining of the Middle Kittanning coal vein. Many of these are known as the "Little Cities of Black Diamonds." The map is in good condition with minor wear and verso repair along the original folds. American Museum of Natural History stamp verso. Minor foxing.


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    EQUALIZATION BOUNTY BILL! AS PASSED BY CONGRESS JULY 27, 1866, GIVES $100 ADDITIONAL BOUNTY! TO EVERY HONORABLY DISCHARGED SOLDIER WHO ENLISTED INTO THE ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES SINCE APRIL 19TH, 1861.. by [Civil War Bounty Bill]

    [Columbus, Ohio?, 1866. Folio broadside printed on yellow paper, 13" x 18". A variety of bold type sizes and fonts. A couple of closed tears [no loss] which do not impair text. Else Very Good. T.W. Tallmadge of Columbus, Authorized Military Claim Agent, offers his services and explains the terms of the Bounty Bill and its eligible recipients. Tallmadge "will prepare your applications for BOUNTY and PENSION at once, and proposes to visit WASHINGTON CITY to hasten the collection thereof. His experience and facilities for collecting claims are unsurpassed by any other attorney." Tallmadge is recommended by none other than Major General William Tecumseh Sherman, in the following note, printed along the left margin, dated February 22, 1866, from St. Louis: "I have known Theodore W. Tallmadge since his childhood, and his father and family quite as long, but have never had any personal knowledge of his business. Being applied to, I am willing to express my belief that he is worthy of confidence, and capable to discharge the business he has undertaken at Columbus, Ohio, as Military Claim Agent." Not located on OCLC as of August 2017.


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    The Ohio (Rivers Of America) by Banta, R.E

    The University Press of Kentucky, 1998. Reprint. Soft cover. New. New softcover. Ohio River Valley Series. Originally part of the Rivers of America series. The Ohio traces the river from its headwaters in Pittsburgh to the point it empties into the Mississippi, nearly a thousand miles and five states later. The Ohio gives us a rare portrait of the frontier era of this region, from backwoods entertainment to learning and the arts. From early exploration to land disputes, clashes with Native American inhabitants to the birth of steamboat travel. Professional bookseller for 20 years. Orders shipped daily in cardboard bookfolds.


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    STATE RIGHTS. THE JOINT RESOLUTIONS AND REPORT, TO THE OHIO LEGISLATURE, AGAINST FEDERAL CONSOLIDATION: SESSION 1859 by [Nullification, Ohio-Style]

    Columbus: Rihchard [sic] Nevins, State Printer, 1859. Original printed yellow wrappers, stitched. 51, [1 blank] pp. A few fox spots on the last couple of leaves, else Fine. This rare pamphlet raises the banner of State Rights, opposing perceived federal "consolidation" and "encroachment" resulting from enforcement of the Fugitive Slave Act, a much-loathed part of the Compromise of 1850. Sounding like outraged, hot-blooded South Carolinians, Ohioans insist that "the whole sacred edifice of our confederation is supported by the separate and distinct, but consenting pillars of thirty-three sovereign and independent States." The Report describes a "complete nullification of State rights and sovereignty"-- the Clark County fugitive slave case. Federal marshals sought to arrest a Negro who, with the help of others, resisted. They were all arrested, but procured a writ of habeas corpus from a State judge, freeing them. A federal writ, issued at the behest of U.S. officials, then overturned the State court writ. To add insult to injury, federal marshals arrested the state judge who had issued the habeas, the sheriff who attempted to serve it, and the lawyer who had sought the State writ. Other horribles, demonstrating "aggressions" and "encroachment of the federal government upon State rights," are enumerated, with a plea that "recurrence to the fundamental principles of civil government is absolutely necessary to preserve the blessings of liberty." OCLC locates only the copy at the Huntington, as of November 2014, with plenty of Kirtas Technologies facsimiles. OCLC 228711849 [1].


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    MEMORIES OF A LIFETIME, VOLUME III by George Cormack

    US: Instant Concepts, 2004. Paperback. Very Good plus/No DJ. Previous owner's name on first page. Pages are otherwise clean and unmarked. Binding is sound, spine is uncreased. Covers are clean and bright, minor edgewear. Text block is clean. Pictures provided upon request.


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    WHEREAS AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT, HOLDEN AT NEW-HAVEN, ON THE SECOND THURSDAY OF OCTOBER, 1796, AN ACT WAS PASSED FOR INCORPORATING THE PROPRIETORS OF THE HALF MILLION ACRES OF LAND, LYING SOUTH OF LAKE ERIE, WHICH ACT IMPOWERED THE AGENTS OF SAID PROPRIETORS IN GENERAL MEETING ASSEMBLED, TO LAY TAXES ON SAID PROPRIETORS, AND TO APPOINT THE TIMES WHEN PAYABLE; AND ALSO IMPOWERED THE COLLECTORS OF SAID PROPRIETORS TO MAKE SALE OF THE RIGHTS OF SUCH PARTS THEREOF, AS SHOULD BE SUFFICIENT TO DISCHARGE THE TAX OR TAXES, WHICH THE PROPRIETOR OR PROPRIETORS OF RIGHTS MIGHT NEGLECT OR REFUSE TO PAY.. by [Connecticut Western Reserve]

    [Hartford?, 1799. Printed folio broadside, 7-3/8" x 12-1/4", completed in manuscript and docketed in manuscript on verso. Old folds, light foxing, else Very Good. An evidently unrecorded document on Connecticut claims to the Western Reserve, not located on ESTC, OCLC, or NAIP as of March 2017. "A general meeting of the agents of said proprietors, held at Hartford, on the 17th May, 1797", established a schedule of taxes. But Frances Bradley of Fairfield, failed to pay. Thus, on January 15, 1798, her property was sold for the amount of unpaid taxes, to Walter Terry of Fairfield. Lothrop Lewis of Fairfield, the tax collector, here officially transfers the property to Terry. His deed, dated March 30, 1799, is acknowledged on April 5, 1799. Lothrop Lewis, whose name is printed, also signs in ink; witnesses were Lewis Sturges and Samuel Rowland. In 1786 Connecticut relinquished claims to land west of Pennsylvania except for the Western Reserve, a portion of what is now south of Lake Erie in northeast Ohio. Connecticut assigned some of the Reserve to its citizens as compensation for losses suffered during the Revolution; and sold the rest to a consortium of Connecticut men, including Moses Cleaveland, who had formed the Connecticut Land Company. Their speculations were not successful, there being no effective local government in the Reserve capable of unraveling the tangle of land titles. Thus taxes imposed were frequently not collected. To force payment of the tax, on January 15, 1798 Lothrop Lewis conducted the sales. [Carpenter: ORIGIN AND LOCATION OF THE FIRELANDS OF THE WESTERN RESERVE, Ohio Archeological and Historical Quarterly, Volume 44, April, 1935, page180.] Lothrop [a/k/a Lathrop] Lewis [1759-1817], born in Fairfield, was its tax collector for many years. Lewis B[urr] Sturges [1763-1844], born in Fairfield, graduated from Yale, was clerk of the Probate Court from 1787 to 1791, a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1794 to 1803; and a Federalist Congressman from 1805 to 1816. He spent his later years in Ohio. Samuel Rowland [1769-1837] was born in Fairfield, admitted to the bar in 1794, was a lawyer and town clerk for 42 years, and turnpike surveyor to the New York State line. [Perry: THE OLD BURYING GROUND OF FAIRFIELD, CONN., A MEMORIAL OF MANY OF THE EARLY SETTLERS OF FAIRFIELD... 1882, p.164.].


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    Buckeye: A study of Coach Woody Hayes and the Ohio State football machine by Robert Vare

    1974-05-03. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!


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    IN THE NAME AND BY THE AUTHORITY OF THE WHITE BOYS IN BLUE OF COLUMBUS, OHIO by White Boys in Blue

    [Columbus, 1868. Broadside membership certificate, printed in blue typescript and completed in manuscript, with attractive illustration of American Flag and Screaming Eagle. Alexander McCoy is elected "an HONORARY MEMBER of the WHITE BOYS IN BLUE OF COLUMBUS, OHIO." He is thus expected "to subscribe to such principles as adopted in our Constitution and By-Laws." Dated in manuscript December 1, 1868; signed in ink by the Colonel Commanding [Isaac H. Marrow, a veteran of the 3d Ohio Infantry], the Adjutant [J.N. Miller], and the Secretary [H.J. Feltus, who served in several Indiana regiments]. Expert reinforcement on blank verso to horizontal folds. Decorative border. Very Good. The 'White Boys in Blue' was a post-Civil war organization comprised of former Union soldiers who favored Andrew Johnson's mild Reconstruction policy. Its adherents supported the Seymour-Blair 1868 presidential ticket, and opposed the Republican Party and Congressional Reconstruction. It was especially active in Indiana and Ohio. "Its influence is pernicious, and its designs are believed to be to restore rebels to power and demand for the South full reparation for all damages occasioned by the war, and if it can, to compel the nation to pay the rebel debt, but first to repudiate our own national debt. It invites to its membership all soldiers opposed to the National Congress and the lawful government of the United States... They embellish the dogmas of their with extenuations and justifications for the 'lost cause,' and justify the barbarous cruelties of Andersonville prison pen." [Wilson, THE GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC UNDER ITS FIRST CONSTITUTION AND RITUAL. ITS BIRTH AND ORGANIZATION 141. Kansas City: 1905].


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    Ghost Hunter's Guide to Haunted Ohio by Chris Woodyard

    2000-06-02. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!


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