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We have issued regularly our Southern Historical Society Papers, and are now completing our Volume XI, which will be ready for binding by the 1st of December.

We have continued to receive from every quarter—from the North and from Europe, as well as from leading Confederates—the most gratifying assurances of the interest and value of these Papers, while we are gradually placing full sets of them on the shelves of the prominent public and private libraries of the country. The action of the great State of Texas in purchasing one hundred and sixty sets for [532] distribution in the counties of the State must have a happy effect in inducing other States to follow her example, and in calling the attention of private collectors to their value.

We have now on hand about three hundred complete sets (worth unbound at least $7,200), and a much larger number of particular volumes.

It is very gratifying to note the frequency with which writers on any part of the war quote from our Papers, and to see how they are modifying the views and correcting many of the errors of even Northern historians, while they are making an impression in Europe as surprising as it is gratifying to all who desire to see vindicated the truth of Confederate history.

It seems to us that every true Confederate who can afford it, ought to place in his library a full set of our back volumes, and become a regular subscriber, and we confess that we cannot see how some of our old comrades neglect to support this enterprise, while they spend five times its cost on Northern periodicals which constantly misrepresent the facts of our history.

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