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Broadside, 5-1/2" x 10", c1861, slight damp stain in the lower right margin else fine. The headline, "A Proclamation to the good people of the Counties of Alexandria, Loudoun, Fairfax and Prince William." Signed in type by Beauregard as Brig.-Genl. Commanding. In part, "A reckless and unprincipled tyrant has invaded your soil. ABRAHAM LINCOLN, regardless of all moral, legal and constitutional restraints has thrown his abolition hosts among you, who are murdering and imprisoning your citizens-confiscating and destroying your property and committing other acts of violence and outrage too shocking and revolting to humanity to be enumerated. All rules of civilized warfare are abandoned and they proclaim by their acts, if not on their banners, that their war cry is, "Beauty and Booty." All that is dear to man,-your honor and that of your wives and daughters-your fortunes and your lives are involved in this momentous contest ...."
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Beauregard Proclamation Slams Lincoln

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Minimum Bid: $750.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $5,000.00
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Auction closed on Saturday, January 18, 2020.
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