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New Orleans Daily Crescent from February 28, 1861. Headline: "Fixed Duty on the Export of Cotton". Article goes on to explain that the Congress of the Succeeding States had decided to put an eighth of a cent tax per pound of exported cotton after August 1, 1861. This article also describes how the Confederate Government was going to raise funds, and that the President had been given power over the military. Articles describing the establishment of the departments of the Confederate Government, which include the state and the Dept. of the Treasury. Also has article detailing the particulars on all of the members of Jefferson Davis' cabinet.
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