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Franklin Repository: November 28, 1860

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-Page 01-

Description of Page: A few articles of national news.

Pennsylvania And The South
(Column 1)
Summary: The editors discuss one of the South's pretexts for secession-- nullification of the fugitive slave law, and they point out that Ohio is the only border state that stands guilty of passing liberty laws that nullify the F.S. law. The editors emphasis the unreasonable expectation of Southerners (while in Pennsylvania) to be exempt from Pennsylvania's laws pertaining to slavery when Pa.'s own citizens are required to comply.
Important From Springfield, Ill.
(Column 3)
Summary: Description of a celebration of the Republican victory, and a speech by Senator Trumball, in which he argues that the disunionists were just looking for some pretence for breaking up the Union, that they urge quick action before anyone comes to his senses.
The Southern Secession Movement
(Column 5)
Summary: Articles from three separate Southern papers--Fredericksburg (Va.) Recorder, Charlottesville (Va.) Review, and the Memphis Enquirer--all urging Southern states to stay in the Union for different reasons--a Democrat Congress, a simple demand for peace, and the question of whether secession could last any length of time.

-Page 02-

Description of Page: Articles on travel (sailing) in ice and preparations for winter; advertisements.

The Future Of The North And South
(Column 4)
Summary: The editors suggest that one reason for the disunionists' cry of 'now or never' stems from the present Census' results which will probably reduce the number of electoral votes of Southern states, and increase the number in Northern states and territories-soon-to-be-states.
Declaration Of Independence
(Column 4)
Summary: A humorous imitation of the declaration sent by South Carolina to the President. The imitation is done by Luzerne County of Pennsylvania, giving its reasons for why it wants to separate from the rest of the state.

-Page 03-

Description of Page: Advertisements.

To The Republicans Of Maryland
(Column 1)
Summary: An exhortation from Republican Electoral candidates of Maryland to their fellow Republicans in Maryland to stick to the ideals of the Republican party, and to choose to stay part of Lincoln's Union.

-Page 04-

Description of Page: A number of articles either on Lincoln's victory or his abilities, Unionist arguments within the South, the famine in Kansas, or general national news.

(Column 2)
Summary: A response to the South's accusation that the North is responsible in part for the existence of slavery in the South. The editors argue that slavery no longer exists in most Northern states, not due to Federal Gov't interference, but because each state decided to outlaw it.
(Column 3)
Summary: A reminder to Congress that in their last session they should not waste time on discussing secession, but instead to work on issues such as the building of the Railroad, admission of Kansas, and revision of the Tariff.
Mr. Secretary Cobb Not So Bad Once As He Now Is
(Column 4)
Summary: Reference to a speech by Secretary Cobb (presently a disunionist) in 1851, in which he argued that any state that seceded would soon return to the Union when it found how difficult existence outside of the Union was.
Origin of Article: The Baltimore Patriot

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Description of Page: Recommended Books; general news; Help For Kansas; reprint of Pennsylvania Presidential election results (due to earlier misprint); Election returns from the West--Lincoln still ahead.

Death Of An Esteemed Citizen
(Column 1)
Summary: Announcement and short biography of Simon Rupley, Sr., who died on Nov. 19th, at age 68, and who was born in Adams county, but after fighting in the campaign of 1814, he lived in Greencastle. The service was done at the German Reformed Curch by Rev. T. G. Apple.
(Names in announcement: Simon RupleySr., Rev. T. G. Apple)
Origin of Article: Greencastle Pilot
Union Thanksgiving Meeting
(Column 1)
Summary: Announcement of a Union meeting at the Lutheran church on Nov. 29th, where all pastors will participate and the Revs. Harden, Colestock and Philips will speak.
(Names in announcement: Rev. Harden, Rev. Colestock, Rev. Philips)
Young People's Union Prayer Meeting
(Column 1)
Summary: Announcement of an evening prayer meeting tomorrow, Nov. 29th, at the Lutheran and Berman Reformed, for all young people.
Large Cabbage
(Column 1)
Summary: Editors thank Mrs. Brough for the 19 lb. cabbage sent to them by means of Mr. B. Cook.
(Names in announcement: Mrs. Brough, Mr. B. Cook)

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Description of Page: National and world news articles; article on the tradition of traveling at Thanksgiving; advertisements;

-Page 07-

Description of Page: advertisements; general news and anecdotes;

-Page 08-

Description of Page: Advertisements; anecdotes; stories.

(Column 3)
Summary: On Oct. 31st, at the Union Hotel in Greencastle, Rev. J. Rebaugh married William Wolford to Susannah Cunningham, of Washington co., Md. On Nov. 1st, at the bride's father's home, Rev. J. Rebaugh married William Valentine, of Washington co., Md., to Elizabeth Smith, of Franklin co. On Nov. 8th, in Greencastle, Rev. J. Rebaugh married Henry T. Creps to Catharine Switzer, all of Washington Twp., Franklin co. On Nov. 15th, at the home of the bride's father, Henry Blays married Sophia G. Sharpless, both of Washington co., Md. On Oct. 11th, Rev. H. Hummelbaugh married Levi Crider to Elizabeth Johns, all of Letterkenny Twp., Franklin co. On Nov. 20th, at the bride's father's home, Rev. J. Smith Gordon married Lieutenant S. O. McCurdy to Bell Witherow, daughter of John Witherow, Esq., all of Fannetsburg.
(Names in announcement: Rev. J. Rebaugh, Mr. William Wolford, Miss Susannah Cunningham, Mr. Smith, Mr. William Valentine, Miss Elizabeth Smith, Mr. Henry T. Creps, Miss Catharine Switzer, Mr. Sharpless, Mr. Henry Blays, Miss Sophia G. Sharpless, Rev. H. Hummelbaugh, Mr. Levi Crider, Miss Elizabeth Johns, Rev. J. Smith Gordon, Mr. John Witherow, Lieutenant S. O. McCurdy, Miss Bell Witherow)
(Column 3)
Summary: On Nov. 24th, in Chambersburg, at his home on West King St., Jesse Cummins died of apoplexy at age 81. On Nov. 19th, in Greencastle, Simon Rupley, Sr., died at age 67. On Nov. 20th, in Hamilton Twp., John Miller died of apoplexy at age 61. On Nov. 11th, at his home in Amberson's Valley, in Franklin co., Daniel Struble died at age 78. On Nov. 11th, an his home in Guilford Twp., Elias Fetterhoof Oyler died of a lingering illness at age 32.
(Names in announcement: Mr. Jesse Cummins, Mr. Simon RupleySr., Mr. John Miller, Mr. Daniel Struble, Mr. Elias Fetterhoof Oyler)