Public Sale! ... There will be sold in the City of Jackson, Miss. ...May 16, 1874, the following articles of Condemned Quartermaster’s Stores… [opening line of broadside].
An unrecorded 1874 Jackson, Mississippi broadside
1874 advertising broadside for a United States Army quartermaster’s sale in Reconstruction-era Mississippi, apparently unrecorded.
The sale of camp stores and garrison equipage was held in Jackson, Mississippi by order of Lieutenant I.O. Shelby, A.A. Quartermaster & Acting Commissary of Subsistence.
The articles of condemned quartermaster’s stores for sale included stoves, mule collars and bridles, tools, and various agricultural implements. Garrison equipage included various tents, shovels, and axes. Also sold was such food preparation and commissary property as butcher’s cutlery and equipment, measures and scoops, and “1 Molasses Gate.”
Because of Mississippi’s pre-Civil War heavy dependence on cotton and enslaved labor to plant and harvest it, the state remained under Reconstruction and military supervision until 1876. A sale of U.S. Army surplus agricultural implements, mule equipment, and tools was likely a boon to rebuilding its shattered economy.
Description: Public Sale! ... There will be sold in the City of Jackson, Miss. ...May 16, 1874, the following articles of Condemned Quartermaster’s Stores… [opening line of broadside].
[Jackson, Mississippi, 1874]. Broadside. 9 x 12 inches. Folds; some ink burn; short separation at one fold; very good.
Apparently unrecorded and not in OCLC.