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As it is impossible to present it in fac simile, it is given below in cold type, and it may prove of interest to the survivors of the life at Fort Delaware or to their descendants, should they be no longer with us.

Here it is:

Prison times. et temps et lieu.

Vol. I. no. 1.

Fort Delaware, April, 1865.

Our paper.

In presenting to the public our first edition of the Prison Times we are aware that there will be many criticisms. As public journalists we intend to steer clear of all personalities, unless of a pleasant nature. Nothing political will be indulged in.

We will on all points of public interest speak candidly, as the interest of the public is our own.

Public improvements, the fine arts, advancement of literature, thorough school system—we are advocates of all these, and will do all we can to promote the interests of each.

We have secured the services of able gentlemen as correspondents. We feel assured their contributious will be perused with pleasure. In our miscellaneous columns we will have extracts from authors which will be interesting and edifying. In our poetical column will be found gems from celebrated authors, male and female, whose reputation is becoming known; so far as we can we will publish selections that have not appeared in print.

We intend to make the Times a good advertising medium. We ask the support of a liberal community.

Our terms are moderate. Manufacturers will find it to their interest to give us a trial.

‘We are literally immersed in business,’ as the fellow said when he was giving a swimming lesson.


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