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Civil War Harper's Weekly, February 16, 1861

The February 16, 1861 edition of Harper's Weekly featured a vast array of news on Fort Sumter, and information related to the opening days of the Civil war.  Scroll down to see the entire page, or the newspaper thumbnails below will take you to the specific page of interest.

 

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HARPER'S WEEKLY.

[FEBRUARY 16, 1861.

112

THE CRIPPLED AMERICAN EAGLE, THE COCK, AND THE LION.

LION. "Why, Brother Jonathan, you don't look so fierce as you used. How about the MONROE DOCTRINE now?"

Cock. "Yes, my good Jonatan, what you tink of PRIVATEERING under de present circomnstance ?"

JEREMIAH. "Is dat 'Hail Columbus! happy Lan'!' you's playin','Sephus?'' JOSEPHUS. "Yes; dat's de chewn."

JEREMIAH. "Well, Marster say dat chewn done dead."

JOSEPHUS. "He do? Well, ef dat chewn dead, I jes' as well break my Banjo and gib up, 'cause dat's the prettiest chewn I plays. Dat chewn's too pretty to die!"

SERIOUS ACCIDENT.

As Major and Captain -- of the Light Polkers were Skating with the Lovely and Accomplished EMILY D- and HARRIET V their feelings suddenly gave way. They Broke the Ice, and we hear they have not yet been extricated from their perilous situation!

ON THE PARK. - SKATE PROPRIETOR TO SPECTATOR WITH WOODEN LEG. "'Ave a pair on, Sir ? Ax yer Pardin, Sir--didn't twig yer Misfortin. I've a hodd ya can have, Sir!"

ADVERTISEMENTS.

See Advertisement,
HARPER'S WEEKLY & WORKING FARMER,
For $2 40 a year.

Thorley's Food for Cattle

Converts the poorest of hay or straw into a superior provender. A pamphlet mailed free. Depot for U. S., 21 Broadway, N. Y.

Agents wanted in every City and Town.

For Clergymen, Public Speakers, and Lawyers.

John D. Dunham.

Overstrung Grand
Square and Up
right Pianos.
Established in 1834.

Are pronounced to be the best Pianos manufactured. Each Instrument warranted 5 years. Send for Circular. Warerooms and Manufactory, 75 to 85 East 13th Street, near Broadway, N. Y.

Printed directions for Self Measurement sent free everywhere. WARD, from London,

387 Broadway, N. Y.

HARPER'S
NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE

For March, 1861. Mr. THACKERAY's New Story, with all the original Illustrations, is continued in this Number of HARPER's NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE. It is here printed simultaneously with its publication in England, from advance sheets furnished to the Publishers by the Author. The admirers of "Pendennis" and "The Newcomes," who, in the opening chapters, renewed their acquaintance with their friends, Arthur Pendennis, Laura, and the Major, will find the circle of favorites enlarged in the present Number. The Publishers have also made arrangements with the Author of "Adam Bede" and "The Mill on the Floss" for a New Story for the Magazine.

A Series of Illustrated Papers, describing Life, Characacter, and Scenery in every part of the American Continent, from Labrador to Oregon, prepared from personal experience by favorite Authors and Artists, is in preparation, and will appear from time to time. TERMS. One Copy for one Year    $3 00, Two Copies for One Year    5 00
Three or more Copies for One Year (each) . 2 00, And an Extra Copy, gratis, for every Club of EIGHT SUBSCRIBERS.

As HARPER's WEEKLY is electrotyped, Numbers can be supplied ,front the commencement. HARPER's WEEKLY will be sent gratuitously for one month as a specimen to any one who applies for it. Specimen Numbers of the MAGAZINE will also be sent gratuitously.

HARPER & BROTHERS, PUBLISHERS,

FRANKLIN SQUARE, NEW YORK

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