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The Record.

--This new weekly, recently announced by Messrs. West & Johnston, made its appearance yesterday morning, and will be issued regularly on Thursday of each week. It is will printed on paper uncommonly good for these times. Its character is two-fold, viz: That of an abstract chronicle of the times and a literary magazine. In the former department will be presented the events of the war; leading features of the Confederate cause; general acts of Congress, immediately interesting to the army and the people; proceedings of the courts; and brief notices of foreign and domestic news. The latter department will be conducted after the manner of the Eclectic Magazine, or Littell's Living Age.--being chiefly selected from the best sources, with an occasional original paper or poem.

The first number is a good beginning upon the plan of the publishers. Their paper fills a niche not occupied in the periodical literature of the South, and we hope it will meet with liberal encouragement. The paper, we underderstand, has the benefit of the talents of a well-known and popular Southern author of much experience and fine literary taste. He has the cooperation of capable gentlemen in the different departments of the

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