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Franklin Repository: June 29, 1859

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The Declaration of Independence
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Summary: This is a verbatim transcript of the 1776 United States Declaration of Independence offered without editorial comment.
(Names in announcement: , )

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Description of Page: Page is covered by international news and a few advertisements.

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Description of Page: Page covered by particulars of a meteorite landing in upstate New York and advertisements.

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Death of Hon. David F. Robison
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Summary: Notes the June 24 death of Mr. Robison of Chambersburg. He was a former member of Congress. He was buried in the Old Red Church graveyard near Greencastle.
(Names in announcement: Hon. David F. Robison, )
The Chaff Won't Cover It
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Summary: Article forecasts a harvest 50% larger than Franklin County has had in recent memory. With a good harvest, the Repository hopes that the county's industrious farmers can pay their debts to local merchants.
(Names in announcement: , )
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Summary: Notes that farmer Leedy's farm is up for sale.
(Names in announcement: Daniel Leedy, )
A Large Orange
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Summary: Article notes that Mr. Wingert brought a large orange, measured at 13 inches in circumference, to the Repository office.
(Names in announcement: Jacob Wingert, )

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The Zouaves
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Summary: Recounts story Captain McLellan (a Chambersburg native) travelling to Europe and observing Zouave soldiers there. Mr. McLellan is now Vice President of the Illinois Central Railroad.
(Names in announcement: Capt. George McLellan, )

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Description of Page: Page covered by advertisements and "The Late Frosts and the Crops"

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Description of Page: Page covered by advertisements and news of war in Europe.

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(Column 2)
Summary: Wedding June 21, in the home of the bride's father.
(Names in announcement: J.G. Brown, Kate R. Cookof Warren Township, John B. Cook, Harry Phenicieof Upton, Pa.)
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Summary: Death of the infant Anne Eliza Funk, aged 11 months
(Names in announcement: Anne Eliza Funk, Franklin Funk, Rebecca Funk)
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Summary: Death of Congressman Robison, detailed on page one.
(Names in announcement: Hon. Davide= Robison, )
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(Column 3)
Summary: Notes a meeting of Chambersburg attorneys and other notables to plan memorial activities saluting the career of David Robison.
(Names in announcement: Alexander K. McClure, William McLellan, David F. Robison, Hon. John Huber, Isaac H. McCauley, Snively Striclker, Col. F.S. Stumbaugh, James S. Ross, J. McDowell Sharpe)