May 14, 1864: The John Henry of the loom

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DAILY CONSTITUTIONALIST [AUGUSTA, GA], May 14, 1864, p. 1, c. 1

A Mississippi Girl!—The Brandon (Miss.) Republican states that Miss Nancy Neely, daughter of Mr. James Neely, of Rankin county, wove twenty yards of cloth on Friday last, between sunup and sundown. Who cares if the Yankees do blockade our ports as long as we have such girls in the Confederacy? Is there another young lady in the county, State or Confederacy, that can weave twenty yards of cloth per day? 

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