Confederate Inflation

November 14, 1863, page 736

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Advantages of "Famine Prices"

Sick Boy. "I know one thing - I wish I was in Dixie,"
Nurse. "And why do you wish you was in Dixie, you wicked boy?"
Sick Boy. "Because I read that quinine is worth one hundred and fifty dollars an ounce there;  and if it was that here you wouldn't pitch it to  me so!"

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