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JONES, John B., author, born in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1810. He was for many years engaged in journalism, and in 1857 established a weekly paper in Philadelphia entitled the "Southern Monitor," devoted to the advocacy of southern interests. He is the author of "Books of Visions" (Philadelphia, 1847); "Rural Sports, a Poem" (1848); "The Western Merchant" (1848); "Wild Western Scenes" (1849); "The Rival Belles" (1852); "Adventures of Colonel Vanderbomb" (1852); "The Monarchist" (1853); "Life and Adventures of a Country Merchant" (1854); "Freaks of Fortune" (1854); and a "Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" (1866).
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