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Franklin Repository: June 22, 1859

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Description of Page: Page covered by miscellaneous national and foreign news stories.

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Description of Page: Page covered by advertisements and "A Tale of the Revolution"

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Description of Page: Page covered by advertisements and international news.

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Slave Holders Convention
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Summary: Article notes Marylanders' increasing discomfort over their increasing "free negro population." Despite their unease, Marylanders proved unable to come up with a viable policy. The Repository asks what southerners propose to do about this question. Do Marylanders hope do drive free blacks into adjacent states? The Repository concludes that "If the citizens of Maryland had resolved to drive out their surplus population, of this wretched portion of mankind, Pennsylvania would have been compoelled to rise and prevent them swarming upon our free soil. We will not object to receiving 80,000 of hardy, honest, industrious white men, but we want no more negroes than we now have. What right have you to perpetrate a nuisance upon your neighbors?"
(Names in announcement: , )
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Summary: Article describes Mr. Messersmith's role, as Superintendent of the Chambersburg Lutheran Church Sabbath School, in putting on a pagaent financed by the Philadelphia banker and supporter of Sabbath Schools Jay Cooke.
(Names in announcement: Cashier, Bank of Chambersburg George R. MessersmithEsq., )
Hon. Edward McPherson
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Summary: Article notes the visit of Mr. McPherson, Congressman- elect from the district, to Chambersburg. "He is one of the People."
(Names in announcement: Hon. Edward McPherson, )
The Farmers and Mechanics Industrial Association of Franklin County
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Summary: Notes the formation of the Association and the roles of Messrs. Miller and Kennedy in purchasing the old fair grounds for the Association's exhibition ground.
(Names in announcement: Joseph C. Kennedy, John Miller)
Fayetteville Female Seminary
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Summary: Describes the Fayetteville Female Seminary's graduation ceremony and lists members of the graduating class.
(Names in announcement: Joshua Kennedy, Belle Creighgraduate, Miss J.A. Vanleargraduate, Miss H.T. McGowangraduate, Miss Kate Cookgraduate)
Sudden Death
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Summary: Article notes the death of Mr. McCauley, of apoplexy, at his residence in Greencastle, on June 16.
(Names in announcement: Thomas McCauley, )
Origin of Article: Franklin Ledger
Good Farming
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Summary: Notes Mr. Ruthrauth's success as a farmer of about 70 acres. It describes his 22 acres of flourishing potatoes, and his expectation of at least 1000 bushels of barley, besides wheat and hay. He sold about 1100 bushels of potatoes last year, at $1.25 per bushel. He estimates a crop of 3000 bushels this year.
(Names in announcement: John Ruthrauth, )
Origin of Article: Franklin Ledger
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Summary: Notes the meeting of the Hope Fire Company on June 7, at which they elected the officers listed above.
(Names in announcement: Matthew GillanPresident, S. BaudtVice President/Standing Committee, William B. GilmoreVice President/Standing Committee/Director, A.C. McGrathSecretary/Standing Committee/Director, William C. EysterTreasurer/Chief Director, J. CroftStanding Committee, H. PeifferStanding Committee/Director, George CookChief Engineer, Edward FerryAssistant Engineer, H. FerryAssistant Engineer, C.T. CampbellDirector, S. DineSuperintendent, ThomasDirector, MyersDirector, )

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Messrs. Editors
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Summary: Letter from "The Valley" promoting Campbel's nomination for the office of Sheriff.
(Names in announcement: Charles Campbelof Metal Township, )
To the Military of the Fifteenth Division
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Summary: Letter from "a Soldier" promoting Walker's election to the post of major general of the Fifteenth Division.
(Names in announcement: Captain Samuel Walker, )

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Description of Page: Page covered by advertisements and "The Steamboat Captain Who Was Averse to Kissing"

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Description of Page: Page covered by advertisements and "A Romance of the Last-Island Calamity"

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Summary: Notes the wedding of June 1, at the Parsonage. Both parties from Chambersburg.
(Names in announcement: Rev. P.B. Reese, Miss S.E. Shaffer, A.B. Hamilton)
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Summary: Wedding of June 1, also at Parsonage. All parties of Chambersburg.
(Names in announcement: Rev. P.B. Reese, Miss M.E. Eiker, R.C. McCurdy)
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Summary: Wedding of June 9, in the First German Reformed Church, Lancaster. Bride's family from Lancaster. Kremer of Lebanon.
(Names in announcement: Rev. J.H.A. Bomberger, Rev. F.W. Kremer, Henrietta A. Cromwell, George H. Bombergeradoptive father of Miss Cromwell)
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Summary: Wedding of June 14, all parties of Fannettsburg.
(Names in announcement: Rev. J. Smith Gordon, Mary E. Barclay, J. Harrison Witherow)
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Summary: Notes the death of Mrs. Keltner, aged 61 years. Notes her devout Christian faith.
(Names in announcement: Rachel Keltner, Jacob Keltner)
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Summary: Notes the death of Miss Bitner at the home of her father, very suddenly. She was 17 years of age. Residence near Strasburg, Letterkenny Township.
(Names in announcement: Miss Susan Bitner, William Bitner)