[Nassau. 1874]. 4pp. Folio, on a folded sheet. Old folds. Slight separation at some folds. Lightly soiled. About very good. Item #WRCAM43126
The first carrier's address issued by the NASSAU TIMES, which began publication in 1873, published to commemorate the end of the year. A long poem, surrounded by a decorative border, runs the length of four folio pages, commenting on local and international news items, including the financial panic of 1873 in the United States. The poem reads, in part: "And few words speak of Uncle Sam, / - The world's renowned Republic - / No other land, whose shores are on / Atlantic or Pacific, / Can celebrate, like Jonathan's, / A great Commercial panic. / That boasted love for go-ahead, / That reckless speculation, / Too oft involve and bring about / The ruin of a Nation. / Such an event occurred last month, / - You've doubtless heard the story - / How great Banks burst, and others stopped, / And ruined half the Country. / But Yankees soon forget their woes, / (National characteristic) / Begin again, and sow the seeds / Of next Commercial Panic." Only two institutions list holdings for the newspaper in OCLC - the Library of Congress and the British Library. No copies of this address in OCLC or ABPC.