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   San Antonio Express (Newspaper) - January 4, 1866, San Antonio, Texas                             [I'luin tin: (ialvi.'81'Jii News. Kcport of the Socrotary'of War. In ooirJpii'iing this report, tlic New Orleans Cresedil remarks that one never censes to won ili r lit tlic Vii-t i-xhihit of militiiry strength oi tlio part of the Kcderal d'overnmont. It nlsc iiotos, with pleasure, that tlm Secretary shows no disposition to   valiantly contended with thii preponderating resource-sol' tho Federal gov- ei'iimunt'nnd this overwhelming .masses of tin: I'udural armies.. On tlui contrary, liie often visrv highly complimented lor thrir "kill and courage. Tim Civsccnt gives the following ab- of tho Kupoit: In tho spring of 1804, tho Federal forces amounted to Of this number, wore present with' their colors, ami lit fur duty. (joneral .Shcniian advanced against Johnston with men, mid (tuimrnl crossed the Uapidan with JIIBII. The other Federal forces in Virginia and North Car- olina amounted to of in Western Virginia. Thus 1 men were op- crating ii'.'iUMit Richmond, Notwithstanding tin; iniinrino. losses iit'tlui memorable of I, the Moodiest of tlin war, embracing tin defeats of Jen. liitnli-. on lied Ui crand tlio san- [From Ihe Austin Intelligent-, r. What tho Convonlion do It will be remembered that wlirn the Con incss of the United States Te.vis ten mil lions of dollars for our boundary cfnim, and dc cl.-ircd that half that sum should hi- reserved the payment of the Texas debt, there never wa: so much discussion am ing politicians as then then was, as to what disposition (he Lcgislafu'rc of Texas idiould make of that same live millim of dollars. Tin' more unalterably fixed WilH live the louder bermno the discussion, and the more wild the theories. ]t after tho Legislature sealed DOWN the dcbu, and ixccplcd a class Congress added to tlio ippropriation scaled and paid off thn debt md, by hard pressure and refreshment lobbyin-' the Legislature of Texas paid Idler C" in'fnlL So now when the Government of the United' states has rebellion; has sworn in md pardoned the masses, nnd has given them a irovisionnl government nnd authorized the call >f a Convention, so that ther-e pardoned nbcls nay bring forth fruits meet, for and i .1.. i' it .1 ifter nitei! guinary of (iranl'.s iinn in the memor- march from tint to tho James, as M niggle erman's iirmy iiu-n, and (Iran'.'s well as Sherman's obstin ito and bloody with .lolin-tnii and Hood, we find thai on '.lui Isi of ..March, luii.'i, tin: Pcdern! armies iiniiibcn men, of whom (i were lit for du- ty, (ho immenie hosts ul the disposal uf lliu United Sla'es government never to In- diminished, either liy the aeM'il losses of hat- tie, which wer'- sometimes eiionnoiH, or bv tlie wear tin I of campaigning, hiclijn the long run, is even more exhausting than the immedi- ate battlo Ik-Id. When the war elmed d'-n. S! numbered 1 being larger than at the of (he cnmpi'gii ol 181! I. And vet, du- ring that year of buttle, d'mnt's army had lost over on'i! linndi'ed thousand men b> the casual- li.isof the Ibdd alone, and Sherman had lost llionsaiid from thu name If we add in the icdiictinii by disease, dc-n-I'lion nml vnrions other causes, pmlnhly (he total would iMpial thn ligntes originally icprcMeiiting thu Ml'unjrili of the two aniiu-x. Thus, w.tlionl ruinloicoments, these two grail hosts would have iiK'ltnl away lu tlm last man; yet they were Mroiiger al the end of tin- year than at the be Binning. TMO following t- Me shows tint strength the various ConfdK i ate armies the l-me of tin.- capitulation: Army of Northern Virginia, commanded U. 1C. U-c, _ Army ot ninl ..olio ____ liianileil bv (Jell. J. li Johnston, IT tin- iii-tion of tho other States nnd of 'the lied Slates has: clearly indicated what must some' be dour, there is gient outcry for thing clso. Taku the amnesly oath, in which you renounce the juslilication of secession a-id promise to support lliu Constitution of the Uni- ted St.-ncs and (he Union tin-rounder; and, id o support, uphold and defend the Emancipation and tin laws i.-f COD-TPSS relative relative i.-Migeil or t shivery, us a condition of not bein- I lt imprisoned, us rebels or tho Proc ver may have been the confidence idenl. in the virtues of secession, separate ;ovornnicnt.s; nationality. aln-iiiige, or fm-to governments; and wha't- ever thu lurking mental reservations of tlio so- lenders, there was wonderful alacrity in swallowing the o-ith nnd suing for ji.-irdon. Tl.is done and finished, "Call a Convention, which, the whole, collectively, shall what yon have eajh Hworn to do, HIIVS he President. 11 What is that pines ten th'Uisand "so help me God" p.-i'd.ined rebels. "What is it U hy keep nnd observe oaths in good faith 11 l.ut deelaiin-tlinl neither slavery nor involuntary m-rviiude, except for crim'e Whereof the ed, shall ever exist in Texas; by advising that your Slate Legislature siinll ratify the amend- meiiMo the Constitution of the United Slates, winch same thing to the extent of jnri.siljution ofthc mighty nation; by declaring, as in your oaths yon Ini'vn virtually clamor for power for a select ti'. Let them awaken to their danger, Let t, demand (hat the revolutionary work of the (motives be all undone; Unit w'e place oirrSelv'l un.lcr the old "ag, as a great nnd glorious dutcrmined to risk Ihe fewest channel In organic law which cnii-iod us into'the Union, coin patible with lliu ,our mad at- tempts wrought. Extract from tho cliarjrif .Imlgo J. Williams to the Grand Jury it Wood couiity ientlemcn of tlm Grand Juryi In onlor to undcrsl'ind our tjp relation to the uw, it is necessary to eiitcrUuiium'Ct views oi nr eonnection with tlio (iencnfUovoi'iiment, Mtbough the war is at an endoiir State is not restored to the rights herjofori! fur condition is now moro military th.-in ivil tlio.fjcnnral fuVuniiiient elnim. ig tho right, through thu Gouinor, to pivseril-e TELEGRAPHIC. DC. m'di-i'-d M r.-dii'-ii IM troos 111- mid .Mississippi ID seven iiii-n. In llioS -n .Mr. Siinin spoer-li on the bill ID iimiiit.-iin tin: fioedoni of (he l nha bit m IN of I he.Sin lev l.iiidy in rebellion, Mild load u T id lollnis, pnblk: and piiviilo, ID show lliat llir rpnii id' irbcilion still existed. Ml'. li'jilii'd. t iy what laws wo ulnll he erving tho right to suqiend vernt'd, nnd pre- ;i'ho mime, or any o'is ol ;i He furth uKl stand (if two n llli! ill It il llli' I'll'Sl- s nf Ins Mr. Cowan did not sa- I on :ui aiionyinoiis In I Ions.-, Mr, >art whenever eunse .ivine. To dc- ''ill to do-ihlc tlio lisimis U' erminn our true tclation, it to bear! won; pciisinnci's liy tho Avrcct of E-.phat'l Scr.tir. Tin- I'-.'-lowia-rar.! th.-i-l.arj-e. r. i-." tiollS wlliell i'.l'e li'O'l'.r'it .'IL-.l'll-l it i''.. and t' a ;.r.-: 1 by tlie Seeretary th-' v Seinnies, e '.-.I' lii u t'.li'. -_T" nineii'eiith d iy i.f n l.v. ir1! nil tlie I1-1 bi'il'V, in I r.sliee. f ing then ill "f ill r. i a; the iitid I il.en pi- ri! In-tween th" 1 Unit -d St.-it-s .-tiTiui'T Keir.t-." i.rrii-.-r-l a wliit.- llii'.r I" I- h 'i-l "i i s.iid and n tlier. iiy in i.. r u'.i-l til' tiie Ini-t i I i e.-cajM- I'roiii tin' s ii'l o. I r. i p is... of th t.''. !'_ sun n priM'iiiT nl'wav airi lii" ihi'ivliT iner.iii-d, and wrli-; i mind that wo hive always biun regarded nnd I ill rented us rebels.' and not nit fouigu or indepcu-! li cut Stales. When rebels failpf success, i1, 11 f Ik .I 11 j. 'il l i urdly be denied that their ui-Ji are ille !nit they nro accjuntablii -to tlie al, and that the the Unitftd Slate's is the Miprcmu law of tho 1 ml, and that under it tho nation has the right, no long nx it the soil: I, Thompson'1 armv of Mis- i paro'es, department of Vir- ginia, I'lirolo-l nt Cumberland, Md., and other depart- .Pni-.iled by General McCo ik in Alabama and Florida, Armv of tho dcpnitniciit uf Alabama, Lt. Cell. If. lor, A.I'mV iol tho TrmihOMssic liv-n, K. Iv, Pnr.nC'1 in tin- depalMi.mt of in Virginia, Tcnncii l.oaisiana and Suri-endi-rrd at Nashville and Chatlaiioo- TI-IIII. Ueorgia, power, to suppress rebellion and to punish tru-i Min uti.lt.lmt, th.-mlbr... anil all .ml ilirrrnty .iii.l-.tf tlitMincoiiHlitulionnl eompncl of the States and the icbellion thereunder, are and from the beginning null and Void; thai the debts, Stato and ConlVdcnitc, created to aid tho rebel- lion, are null void, ami that they will not be taxed to pay I says the President, ns nn-y be gathered from his proclamations, the nmne.-tv laws they have violntal. In-lepjiiden' occupy a ditlVreiit poslion. Ilnice. the ofthc State, while in rebellion, c-n-l ot be regarded IIH law, oulr-w fur ns it is ,ip- roved by ihe CJcuernl (iovi'riinifn1. It can ardly be pretended that u lolul government ie power to legalize itself, nnd acts, for ic reason that it is a g..vcrnmmit It is trim thai siine of llie laws, of the net" of Slate, while in rebellion, are now re- cognized as valid, but not fuV tho reason that they arc tho acts of a fm-tn All the acts of that governinc'tlt, nnd its ojiccrs, were unlawl'nl, as bus b-cn jirovcd-by the force of arms, and they can have iio stahding in our courts, unless adopted by tho nnd thumnado tho law of the 'It was neces- snry to hnvo a State (lovcruniL'nt without delay, and thia could bo done only hy adopting re- cognizing much that existed vrlien the re-oigan- iziition took place. the authority of llie liov-' ernmei.t, we have adopted tho previous business of lids (Jonrt ns hei-e find it, although much of it may have been initialed liy unlawful iigcnt.s. And wo will proceed to try c.u.ses by the law.-, thai have been furnished us by tho (.ioverumcnt, nnd by none other. to TinMi ihn ruidof.x, niid.ii lau's so as ID ll propi-ity df ilu; of adji-.ini Ki-iu'iii'iii'.1.' A rcceivi-d di-nt I'l'laiivu to ilic condiii llic Sotiili, in sa information in my jiusse' u'hii-li I have rci-i most ri.'liibli! anlhoritv, 1 tin; r'dirl loHM ilic cuiiiis u i.itl of conlisca- UK- i'n-si- all'iiis in "I-'i'oin all and I'nmi llic induced io iininiosiiy is sccrolly ami rapid I v inciting !i sphit of nrilioiiiilily, ;ind lion, coniiiicli.-ir a propurlv systi'in of tixation, will rosiill in an liar- nnniioiis of llic .'Males. 'I'licro is uiiiisiinl iiL-ipm-scriH'i1 of aiitlioi'iiy Io llic Hciicra! (Jovcnunciit ilimtivliont conn- try visiiud by (irant. 'Fir: inure pn-s- (Mioo of n iniliiarv I'.nri-, without ivgaul to is to 'l'i'si-lcnl in lintaiii lip; coiinli y We State I.WH directed to lempor.ry J late fiovenimeiit under Iliejlaws of our own aking, and in force im media el v nieeedii'" the tho pardon the inslroctions to iovt-rnor.s-, the actions of his army and his freed- men's bureau, his published nnd fathomless sii'.telllelil plola'ily very eonrid- l-rably the slleligtfi of Ihe Cotifedeiate 'lii-lniesCmbiai-ed in it, except that ol (Icn.'Kirby Hinith. The Trans-Mississippi aimy disbanded nit, as a general thing, Waiting to be pa the iiction of the St.ilcs. s'iy the men 'whose gulf of delusion has no bottom, "Mr 1 'resident. can we not do Koinethingelsu nx well? (Jim we not rnise a line nnd cry about negro sullVage or even take, away suilrage fioin the the (icrmnns, the Ignorant, or smiu-boily Is not our State Constitutions already to i much like the ol Ihirly-llv ofher Strifes, whii-li givii'tlie eleeti MI of judges and nil nther ningVI rates to the 'people Dad we not best turn to the inonarehial cystem of South Caro- lina, w, ere sonic ass Tlic1 'other nrmies lol' tir accessons, ne; dl' ever) body in the mili- i.-e ot tin: C.'olil'e.leraey east ot the. Mis- Mirby Sioiili h.id at. b-usl men nl the time of tho hiinx-.'der, he paroled only Leo no- .tmiiiy sjiirivndiji-iid but ubuiit armed men, The fiishMiuiMiciiri oi- civ arm1' lias gono on, tlin Si-, leliicv .a -ji-eat cxli'iit. .thu uf j ulyilliu lu-l lioiii lim of tlm I'otoiinic bad started home. Tho hist regiment from Sherman's army li'id been. .toiediui'L on (be .Intof On the 7th tlm numbiir miutered -out of a'l the ai> .mien of the United olli- cers and men. The report, speaking, we pre- it, dl'n .date later, nets down ilio total .nnmber of troops disbanded Huu.OU.'i. We .urn.left then Io u.fcr llutt there is in ihe HIT- viutvof lliu Fuderid u'oyernment ihe enormous forc.i ol' hundrud thousand men. ThuiSccrdtary .'of War thiows m-w light on the of in tho Fodoral army of those pooplowcro onliatiKl ninco the-date of liiKt rgport. ,Tho number of unrolled .in tho of tho United. previously was '.On the'1 Olh of July hiHl thu number -of negroes iit'tliu iiervico limn fvor before at one time. They represented then an army of men of nlhiriim; of those Iwvu' bccir tnuntered out. Deducling for nil other .Cannes of .decrease, tho Socrctary in- im that there nt thin moment in the ner. vice of the (Jenural Government an army of 024 blacks. ir -i these to and whore ioviTiior appoints MTve them thlongh'gdiity ol none but mc I'ort'iln1 can makn InwsV Cnn We not intjiy the nm ndnicnt to'liii- of ihe Unitod clare the negro a freeman and yet, by sunm determine for -whom he slmll work; how be shall 'work; al what price he dial! w.u-k, and that it Mi.dl be a "crime" for him tu slop work, or not to keep tiny nnd every contract which t-v.-iy white person slndf say he" bus nindi- or ought to t Ci.ti we not lilustitr with tlio Conaiitiitiiiff oi. the .'aws and sue! on a supposed dissolution of ibi Niich laws us lire based oil the idea I hat ulavciy i-xislH ill Uiis State. Tho President iias declared freedom to nil (he slaves in the States, nnd bus sustained this i'roslannitioii, and passi-d laws taking jiirisdieiiim ovcr-thcir porwrnn. It will hardly hu denied that thero is a pr.nciple in the laws of war, u bwlligerent to do wliai will strengthen himsell' and weaken his limited by the Inwi ot' humnnity. And of authority l.aVe held lliat lejtimate pow- er, in time of war, is with nui-ec- Mty and that the end of war is to remove those things thai disturb peace. When properly examined, there may bo mure law in MipportoftliH Proclamation than sum.- nn- to admit. Put il is useless for us to impiiie whi'thcr the Piesideiit had the ciMMlitntimnd power to free slaves under thc.sc or any other pow- er- vet-ted in him by the law.s of war. The Pro- clamation hits'been made and nml it is not In our power (u change if we Whether or not il be conslitntlonnl is u matter for lliu supreme juilicinl department of the gov- ernment'to determine, and the events now trans- piring in cadi of the States plainly indicate there can be no Mich practical1 lu.-1'oro that body. all our actions and delibu- ays the and ocono'iiy vcijnini llr.il liu bo while A resolution adopted in tin by more llinn M'ity to tin; Legisl.iturc of tlm s; 8 iiniiMidiin-iii to tin: coii.stiiiuioii pi lor noiKi.ssiimpiioii id' (Joiifod'-iuln didit. PJ. Prc-iil.-nt. "is niv.-n 'In- l.'-wis ('.unpin vice i'-n. I Julin noiniiiaieil -I (Iliio. .Minisl.-i- to in. bi.'i.-ii iK'iiiinatL-d :is spoiuli-nt tin: in Inuli tins ne- g o-'s iSnp-rinii'snli'iil :md D.iiivilb- IKI-; no i'l'-i-jiu will In- lu'ci-n lliu :5ht of olli.-iul of tin: Uiclrniind it innici! dial ,l (iv.-r lliat r.iait bo- tin- Stli Hpivi.'ll SIIVS tlliMV is 110 li .'in lln: l-'rencii (ioy- Io willi- ll fidin Mexico yi t. (.lit liy llii- I-'ii-ncli in diploin n'i.- i-iirl.-s that such is his to sup- ply lln-n pl.u-i! by Austrian Hoops wlue.li llic ilfi It is It i.s estimated lliat in tho South. i' tin; acres of land eidtivatioii in Al'ibama, liiln, South Carolina, Texas, Louisiana, oouy. ym.-e pienuy an our actions ilelii.u- pi Arkii.iM.s te.n millions arc Miblect o nittons Should pvoce.'d upun tho Idea that- they tcnils lvJth ,j'U! boDof, (fii-Hay t tree, :md all penal an other 1-nys, on defines nothing, ntid htlilbT-of k Thfty -lutyo'Vl monnter pumping machine at drnwu-from tho Ohio river, nnd a water live feet in di- .amoU-r. dtjn tho larxcs.tguiacliino ofthc kjnd in peculiar in .Dorjly-wiiccl.' ni i.led .1 t'i'iiMall.1 mill'iifis J.idliu'p lievei'did aliTl never will dinti! Ibi'ir holiest debts? Cnn we not, make 11 lew llouiii-hi H aboul fluto Stnto nover- oipity; compiuring power; Mil-jugnlion; ac- cept tliu situation took the onth'in good faith, bcr'uiisc we could mit kcpp ourselvesy -Will you mako a proud chivolrons people yntli up (ho right t) ninke war ni' pleusure declare tho ne- groes nnd tho- poor ignoiant cinnu'He to tho wealthy cdncati'd claw, who Kpell KIIIIMIH with C, nnd Archibnld wilh n K "f In a Word, Mr. President, can wo not do or say somctlnng will answer the same No, gentlemen, thn is mere bosh Vou arc n part of the United Upon your theories you wnged war. You have boon routed horse, foot nnd dragoons. Your theories wore Iho fir.Hl to perish. They were nursed and funned by your worthless, npeculating, prudent, 'cau- tious, stny-at-bomcH, who tillk would do better than cannon. The day of i bluster, bully- ing, 'xpeeinl pleading, nbstraolions nnd loose the- orics has passed. Slorn facts are upon mi; (i great, a mighty change has boon effected. The people of tho United States arc n nation of freemen.' The nation determines who lire Citizens and who' nro not. The people of the States determine wlio of those citizens shrill vote. Aii experiment of se.vcnty-fivc'ycars 1ms' 'tbntthd olcetivo principle for for Teal from the ballot box to tho 'du'rtridi'c'l pea cartridge 'box" T w'ifl not avail. Civil liberty In Suites. Tlie people not surren- der their rights to monarchical nb.solnlc or qualified.' They hnvo been humbugged and by the same order of minds, which now They 1 any other assumption, are null and void, c.innot be ptflslicd as times, corns free of color.' The Governor, by Proclamation, baa Ji.clnrcd them amunuble to the general laws of the State governing whites. 'J'ho (Joneral Uovernmoiil IUIK claimed K claimed exclusive jurisdiction over tlicni, til tho civil government of tho Stale be entire- ly restored; wtill thi.s jurisdiction, if properly exercised, in now yielded up Io ibe State, anil llioro can be no duubt lliu welfare of .the coun- try demands that you take cvgnizancu of all -ol- fcnccH committed by cither white or it is hoped you will Uiid true bills against every person who ha.s violated tho law. I will call your attention to one matter not Kpoiningly undorslood. With exooplioim, thoHO who participated in the late robnllion, in Tiolntion of law, Imvu been granted amnobty and pardon by the Gonernl (iovornmunt, on-ucrtiii eondiUons, and connequcutly aro not. iqdielable for-any doiio in obediuncu lo> thubiWH or lawful orders of tho Confederacy; but. for neln done in violation of those lawn or orders, and in violation of any law now in force, indictmunu riliould bo found. In ull mntlors of this kind, if any, it will bo well to consult your ublo-advisor. Some days ago a sportsman' in the vicin- ity of Eurokil, 111.', wonndod'a'1 whlto'crane, anil look it''.I'd' toWli.' csaiilliiiiig'-it, some of llie'cltlzeiiH tilev 'jjot: it angry. Ani'cng ihe tiurn'liiii1 W. Thompson, formerly' oi'-'HocVport; lor Mevural years clerk of Park county. '.While sioopiiijjilown to pluck at it, tlio craiic-mnde a suddonipdckint faco, litchdLy tearing one of bis oven from .liii head. or le.ise with tin: light, to per a.-re, the rent  -n n i i fovming put of the uf -C.-r scph K. .lolitistoii, nnd -xiili -'p. Iv! in biYween Ceil. ao-1 Mai-r -i. T. Sht'Viiian, I 'd my of Norlli C.iioliua Th.- o M i i-apilnlalion on the of ,1 that the army un.b-r b'n coiumvi-d o- uM all ads ot' v.'.ir 1'l'oin the ili.le e i-- j it11'.-: April -Jii, aforc.said, la "I" eond.tioii thus entered inln I-} Sln-rtiinn M'pulatid llu.t ti.e i.T..1' men aimy of (M-IUTI' i-..'. should rr'.urn to th'-rc bv the Uniti-d long as they cbserved tin- oiiligrtiiMi !-v' entered into, tin: .1 they reidded. 1 have tbi.-i d.iy b n :irn..'-.l Ihe order of the Secretary of th.; Navy a-.'i_ .1 guard placed over my nnl hive In- n T. hat 1 am pmcecd to W. 1-1 custody, (here to answi r a ar-i n upon facts t'l'i re..- to llie cnpitulaliun between den. (leu. Thi.s being a -.1 eapilnlation on the part i.f i npi-ctfullv mi'.ke this, mv :-I'i rest. 'I. .'.I-MMI-N. .Moliile, Aliibitnm, I'.r. I tlnvlc Mr. Kdilor: In ibis ni'-ri in-: Von II.T.V .sp ol u and uf my ihe in IcrniN Wnicli tu r.'iju.ii: i.l r.Jii'ii' ntorv Word-, I hercwitli Mibmit them. 1 iV- sire and labor f..r pi'a.'e eur c''nnT'' air! all belweeii North and S.-nlb. pence between white ami tdacfc. lievc had enough "f war and ot and for at lo'i.st a centurv In-iiei-. I have i and .--till labor, for true and las'in-.: and can conceive no possible good to i-ur try, to liny country, to situation, race -T cla.-.-, that is likely be M-i-nred or pr m-.ted nliei a P n between (be I'rcsidei.t and of the United Slat.-. On t' "s to me that every peril t'.ii.t no'.V IM. cM-ry cviJ thill up'-n its w mild b aggravated, every gfiod p'.it iv IP.) c t-l.mdcd, il not blasted smdi a n.tdign, i war-1 1 have coin-hen.- to di y- el- I can, however little ll.at linv be, d, ;ir.! Mich a Inn t nm ;i your p.iragrupb woiil'J to llie adyocnlo oi'.-my plan nt i> ti -n. only tJi.it Pr.-sid. 1 rc-p. .'ting tin: htli-r's ('..irii'-.t pi'ei-'i'.'iit've nnd convii-tii.n--. shn'lliTi'. and tru.-tfnllv coiifcr, and e .-.sj.ler, a drii-ri lice fof r'- il'.n'.i and nn i-avni t !o auin- i-n .1 i...... t.on wh'ch (in-) mutually jn-f ut bontlieial. Let tin: prolili.-m i.l strm-lion be I'.uin all i b i I iis. sp'iit.niid 1 fi .-I ns.-un d that a b. -o'n., -.1 be Iy att.iin-- I. d {li-i'fi :.-r iMviitdl by :h" fact tlint Mir i> ti.idy 1 can recall no 1 l.mnait historv. It is bv ct- I w t iiif: tlie natural riybts of tin- fr- nnd n-ir moral to them as our .n (lie Into momentous Hlruggli1. T.nit we may proti.jilly ern Slates in all their rights 1 tics without Siierificing or L.-izard'nu' tin.-.- any portion of the American tlnn-nri' ust desire of yours, IIOUACI-: How TO OlITAIN KiiliS. TIliTl1 Is t in breed, in most is in good tli-ii. t lioinc. A c.niwdrd place wi1! 'I'.Mi iinnv l-.ens in ii iiiti-ffi'K-s wilh tmnjiiihiy. 'I poin'ir. of siire.ess are; roomy; clean; unmolested; plenty ul n vatji-lyof feed, vaiied daily willi iiiiuii.ii fooil of K-ir.ii! hind, it iiiiiiters Intln v.li.-u; "ll-'li nslli'd .-ill. i burned or otherwise; pnlv-rix-il ca-lli.n akin-s ID in; Imlil, ami ..n unic'Ii eh'.-eifulness ns Tin n Icct guild I) in-j iiiqtii1, :in- haps tin- Tin- Spani-li aie '_'Ood eis, so are I lie ('reids. A void nil biv; lu--j   

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Newspaper Archive is the world's largest online newspaper database featuring over 130 million newspaper pages. Plus our database expands by one newspaper page per second for a total of around 2.5 million pages per month! The value of your membership grows along with it.

Genealogy Made Simple

Those looking to find out more about their forefathers can empower their genealogy search with Newspaper Archive. Within our massive database, users can search ancestors' names for news stories and obituaries. We must understand our past to understand our future!

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Introductory

$9.95

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Take advantage of our Introductory Membership offer and become a member for 1 month only for $9.95!

Your full introductory membership payment will be credited toward the cost of full membership any time you choose to upgrade!

Your Membership Includes:
  • 25 page views for 1 month
  • Access to Over 130 million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!
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Your Membership Includes:
  • Unlimited Page Views
  • Access to Over 130 million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Full Access To All Content including 10 Foreign Countries
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!
Subscribe for a 6 Month Membership only for $99.95
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Your Membership Includes:
  • Unlimited Page Views
  • Access to Over 130 million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Full Access To All Content including 10 Foreign Countries
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!

What our Customers Say:

"It is amazing how easy and exciting it is to access all of this information! I found hundreds of articles about my relatives from Germany! Well worth the subscription!" - Michael S.

"I love this site. It's interesting to read articles about different family members. I've found articles as well as an obituary about an uncle who passed away before I was born, and another about a great aunt. It's great for helping with genealogy." - Patricia T.

"A great research tool. Allows me to view events and gives me incredible insight into the stories of the past." - Charles S.

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