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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

October 03, 1861

Home Made Letter Paper

The Daily Constitutionalist of Augusta published an account of a Southern manufacturer trying to produce items made scarce by the Union blockade.

Home Made Letter Paper.-We have seen a fine specimen of letter paper made at the new paper mill established at Knoxville, Tenn., which is very creditable to the manufacturers. Whatever may be the great detriment to our country in the way of commerce, occasioned by the present war, there is no denying that so far as manufactures are concerned, it is doing more to call forth the enterprise and energy of our people than whole years would have done under the system of dependence upon the North, which had already made us too subservient and dependant upon their people.