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served, only awaiting time and means for a proper publication and exhibition, which Dr. Freeman has now arranged.

The parchment will be exhibited this week to the members of the American Historical Society, but after that will be withheld from public view; as it is feared that the effect of light will dim the ink with which it is engrossed. The manuscript is the third most valuable in the United States, and is in perfect condition.

By hard work and perseverance the Confederate Memorial Literary Society, which is primarily a literary organization, has collected a most valuable number of papers of all kinds. So large has the work grown that it was recently found necessary to appoint a historical manuscript commission.

This work for the classification and arrangement of papers belonging to the society is now going on under the direction of Dr. Freeman.