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Rare Civil War recruitment poster, 12" x 18", printed by F. A. Searle, Steam Printer, Boston, ca. 1862 and headed "CITIZENS OF BOSTON". The two columns of text read, in small part: "...The President of the United States has called for the services of three hundred thousand more volunteers...the proper quote from the City of Boston will be about twenty four hundred men...this war shall be ended by the complete suppression of the wicked rebellion...The Government is entitled to an overwhelming force...the armed rebels of the South should be enables to read their inevitable doom, by the light of the fires of Patriotism...We know no divided allegiance; we will allow no divided country...It is the people of the North whose rights are invaded...Exhibit at once the enormous power, which is still dormant in the North...Young men! Come forth in the strength of your early manhood. ..Fathers and Mothers! Do not withhold your sons from the conflict in such a cause; though their blood may be dearer to you than your own...Send them forth, for the cause is worth any sacrifice...". Signed in type by seven members of the committee appointed to rapidly raise the necessary volunteers. A period pencil note at top reads: "distributed to the people at the War Meetings in Boston Common in July 1862". Weak central fold with a tiny loss thereat, archivally reinforced on verso, else very good.
Estimate $ 1,000-1,500

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