A Long Shot…

This is a long shot, I know. But there is no harm in putting it out there. I have been surprised by some of the response to the Mascot. Either:

A. People emailing me with questions.

B. People emailing me with information.

Thank you for both.

So this is what I am looking for. I discovered that J.S. Bossier possibly wrote a book about Jefferson Davis in 1889 but I can not find a copy anywhere. This is interesting for many reasons, some which I need to research more and reveal later but… 1. Davis had something to do with Bossier’s fateful trip when he was visiting fellow Confederate soldiers and fell off a moving train to his death. 2. There was a lawsuit involving one of Davis’s relatives after Bossier’s death.

The book (actually more like a pamphlet) is called The Critic: Jefferson Davis Memorial Issue, December 14, 1889. It is 12 pages long.

It was edited by B.J. O’Neil (a former editor and owner of the Mascot). I THINK “the Critic” might have been a weekly periodical and perhaps Bossier published in that issue, but I am trying to confirm it. If anyone has any information, please let me know. I know there was a magazine called The Critic, and I emailed someone who had copies for sale and he said that they ran 20 pages and that particular issue did not have Bossier listed.

If anyone has any information that would be great. Thank you.

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