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Franklin Repository: December 26, 1860

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To James Buchanan
(Column 1)
Summary: A letter to Buchanan accusing him of being derelict of his duties to put down any treasonous acts, that he has abandoned the Fort Moultrie to the South carolina rebels, and that he should take an army (just as he did in Kansas) and deal with any rebels by setting up a Federal Judge in South Carolina and prosecuting them accordingly. Deal with this state, and the others will quickly subside.
Origin of Article: Baltimore Patriot
Thanksgiving Sermon By Rev. H. W. Beecher.
(Column 3)
Summary: Rev. H. W. Beecher preaches the perniciousness of slavery, and that the North absolutely cannot compromise in its stance on the slavery issue.
Origin of Article: N. Y. Independent

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Description of Page: Continuation of Rev. H. W. Beecher's Thanksgiving Day sermon; advertisements.

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Description of Page: Anecdotes; humorous stories; advertisements.

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Description of Page: Rev. H. W. Beecher Threatened; Deaths on the lakes.

Save The Union
(Column 1)
Summary: The Editors complain that the South would not attempt secession if Andrew Jackson were President, that Pres. Buchanan'streatment of Douglas contributed to the division in the Democratic Party, and that Northern Democrats' support and praise for the slaveholders are the direct cause of the present trouble.
(Column 2)
Summary: It is incomprehensible to the editors that the South continues its traitorous suggestions of secession, but they remind the readers that the Federal Government, not the states, will be responsible for punishing any traitors.
The Union
(Column 3)
Summary: A complaint that time and again the government has catered to the interests of the slaveholders, and have denied the working whites the benefit of the Tariff, removal of shags in rivers, and construction of a Pacific railroad. The demand of any concessions to the South falls on deaf ears.
(Column a)
Summary: Discussion of the new state legislature's composition (a large Republican majority with experience) and speculation as to appointees for various State positions.

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Description of Page: Article speculating the unfavorable conditions in South Carolina after secession; events in Washington, D. C.;

Corner Lounging
(Column 1)
Summary: Citizens have requested that editors call attention to the loitering young men who are insulting citizens and spitting tobacco juice on the women's dresses.
A Nuisance
(Column 1)
Summary: A warning to citizens of the foreign 'road trampers' who are begging for food and who are sometimes rude and threatening.
Valuable Hens
(Column 1)
Summary: A report of an egg--8 in. by 6.5 in.--produced by one of Mrs. John King's hen. Her five hens have produce 36 dozens this year.
(Names in announcement: Mrs. John King)
Large Load Of Wood
(Column 1)
Summary: Taylor Reed, with Jacob Eby's (of Hamilton Twp.) team hauled a load of wood weighing 13,391 pounds--three cords and 36 feet--for T. J. C. McGrath, Esq.
(Names in announcement: Mr. Taylor Reed, Mr. Jacob Eby, T. J. C. McGrathEsq.)
Union-Saving Meetings
(Column 3)
Summary: A complaint throughout Pennsylvania by newspapers that the resolutions passed at the recent Union meeting in Philadelphia were too conciliatory and humiliating.

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Description of Page: Paper blacked out at bottom left; Advertisements.

Ingratitude and Treason
(Column 1)
Summary: If a state like Florida, that owes so much money and more to the Federal Gov't--for purchase of the land and protection and defense during wars--is willing to secede, then the North should stop trying to conciliate the Southern states.
Compromise And Concession
(Column 1)
Summary: The Daily Journal advises a calm, conciliatory tone, and moderate councils when dealing with the Southern states.
Origin of Article: Chicago Daily Journal

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Description of Page: Advertisements.

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Description of Page: Rural Matters--leaves as manure, winter squashes, parlor plants; advertisements; land and house sales.

(Column 3)
Summary: On Dec. 6th, at the bride's father's home in Washington co., Md., Rev. R. Douglas married F. B. Snively, of Shady Grove, Franklin co., to Cornielia G. Hammond. On Dec. 6th, Rev. Z. A. Colestock married John Brubaker to Elonora Brandt, both of Franklin co. On Dec. 11th, at the home of the bride's father, George J. Miley, of the vicinity of Waynesboro, Rev. H. W. Super married Col. James H. Clayton to Sallie Miley. On Dec. 18th, Rev. Wesley Howe married William A. Ott, of Fulton co., to Mary C. Immel, of Scotland, Franklin co. On Dec. 18th, at the bride's father's home, Rev. S. J. Niccolls married Adam Winger to Rebecca Sellers, both of Franklin co. On Dec. 20th, in Chambersburg, Rev. W. R. H. Deatrich married Martin L. Branthaver, of Jackson Hall, to Susannah Sollenberger, of Guilford Twp. On Dec. 20th, Rev. M. Snyder married Jacob B. Wingert to Catharine Hoover, both of Letterkenny Twp. On Dec. 18th, Rev. J. Philip Bishop married George Robison, of Strasburg, to Annie Miller, daughter of the late Rev. William Miller, of Orrstown. On Dec. 20th, Rev. Thomas Creigh married Hugh B. Blair, of Montgomery Twp., to Elizabeth Grier, of Clearspring, Md. On Dec. 20th, Rev. Daniel Funkhouser married Jacob Brechbill to Eliza Wingert, both of Franklin co. On Dec. 20th, Rev. Daniel Funkhouser married Jacob Sleichter to Maria Byers, both of Franklin co.
(Names in announcement: Mr. Hammond, Rev. R. Douglas, Mr. F. B. Snively, Miss Cornelia G. Hammond, Rev. Z. A. Colestock, Mr. John Brubaker, Miss Elonora Brandt, Mr. George J. Miley, Rev. H. W. Super, Col. James H. Clayton, Miss Sallie Miley, Rev. Wesley Howe, Mr. William A. Ott, Miss Mary C. Immel, Mr. Sellers, Rev. S. J. Niccolls, Mr. Adam Winger, Miss Rebecca Sellers, Rev. W. R. H. Deatrich, Mr. Martin L. Branthaver, Miss Susannah Sollenberger, Rev. M. Snyder, Mr. Jacob B. Wingert, Miss Catharine Hoover, Rev. William Miller, Rev. J. Philip Bishop, Mr. George Robison, Miss Annie Miller, Rev. Thomas Creigh, Mr. Hugh B. Blair, Miss Elizabeth Gier, Rev. Daniel Funkhouser, Mr. Jacob Brechbill, Miss Eliza Wingert, Mr. Jacob Sleichter, Miss Maria Byers)
(Column 3)
Summary: At her home in Mahoning co., Ohio, Mrs. Gertrude Lehman, widow of John Lehman, died at age 83--both were formerly of Franklin co. On Dec. 16th, in Chambersburg, Mrs. Elizabeth Hetrick died at age 36. On Dec. 11th, in Antrim twp., Sarah, daughter of Simon and Fanny Shank, died at age 2 years 7 months and 23 days.
(Names in announcement: Mrs. Gertrude Lehman, Mr. John Lehman, Mrs. Elizabeth Hetrick, Sarah Shank, Mr. Simon Shank, Mrs. Fanny Shank)