Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “From the West,” June 24, 1861

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“From the West,” Fayetteville (NC) Observer, June 24, 1861, p. 3: 3.
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Charleston (SC) Mercury
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Fayetteville Semi Weekly Observer
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From the West
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Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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FROM THE WEST. – A Cincinnati correspondent of the Charleston Mercury gives the following pleasant account of the effects of Lincoln’s war in Ohio and the West generally:

“The effects of the war and the blockade of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers, are fast making the whole West bankrupt. Bacon and provisions are going to destruction for the want of purchasers. It is estimated that there are twenty millions of pounds of bacon and pork in this city alone. Bacon is selling at five to seven cents, corn seven to ten cents per bushel, and butter, lard and cheese five to ten cents per pound. A man from Indiana told me, in the prairies where wood was scarce, they were actually using corn for fuel! A strong delegation has gone to Washington to represent the true state of things, and if they are not heard, you may look out for an uprising in the West. The currency of the Western States is becoming worthless, as the State stocks and bonds which were deposited as security for the redemption of the bank notes, are being sold in New York at 30 to 40 cents on the dollar, leaving very little to indemnify the holders of bank bills.”

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