Proposal to Publish a New Paper in Richmond
November 24, 1866
Mr. Rives is proposing to publish a new paper in Richmond titled, The Southern Opinion. He is aiming to attract a pro-South audience.
Proposal to Publish a New Paper in Richmond.--A prospectus has been issued by Mr. H. Rives Pollard for the publication of a weekly paper in this city entitled "The Southern Opinion." Accompanying the prospectus is an impression of the engraved design which is to head the new journal. It is from the pencil of the talented artist Mr. E. Crehen, of this city, and is a creditable work of art, intended to represent the glory and sorrow of the South. The well-written prospectus of the editor will soon appear in the daily press. As a sample of the enterprise of the projector, a prize of $100 is offered for the best poem on "The Confederate Dead" ; another of the same amount for the best poem on "The Valor and Sufferings of the Confederate Army" ; and a third prize of the same amount for the best poem on "The Distinguished Prisoner at Fortress Monroe." The awards to be made by a committee of literary men. Any one procuring ten subscribers to the "Opinion " will receive a portrait of General Lee twenty by twenty-four in size.
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