NEWSPAPERS--Many people like newspapers, but few preserve them; yet the most
interesting reading imaginable is a file of newspapers. It brings up the past
age with all its bustle and every day affairs, and marks its genius and its spirit
more than the most labored description of the historian. Who can take up a paper half
a century old without the thought that almost every name there printed is now upon a
tombstone or at the head of a epitaph? The newspapers of the present day will be
especially interesting years hence; as containing the current record of events fraught
with tremendous import to the cause of freedom in all the civilized world. We,
therefore, would urge upon all the propriety of reserving their newspapers.
They will be a source of pleasure and interest to them hereafter.
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