Concerning the Liberator

December 19 and 26, 1862

“The war has not only crippled the circulation of the newspaper press generally, but is has produced such a scarcity in the materials of making printing paper, — owing chiefly to the failure of the cotton crop – that the price per ream is more than doubled…” Then the readers are warned that there must be a diminution in the size or the amount of reading matter provided, or an increased subscription price. …The price in the new year “will be enhanced fifty cents per annum”…. of course, we shall reduce the altered subscription price to its former state, at the earliest practicable period.”

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