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Staunton Vindicator: February 19, 1859

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Description of Page: Second segment of the story "The Hidden Hand" covers most of front page; much of right-hand columns illegible.

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Description of Page: Congressional news

Democratic Meeting
(Column 1)
Summary: Announcement of a meeting of Democrats on first day of February court to find replacement for Letcher for Congress.
(Names in announcement: John Letcher)
Hon. John Letcher and the People of the Tenth Legion.
(Column 1)
Summary: Article beseeches people of western Virginia to stand behind Letcher for governor and mocks Whig Goggin; reminds western Virginians that Letcher had politically opposed slavery in their area and wonders why they would not vote for him if he shared their politics.
(Names in announcement: John Letcher, William L. Goggin)
To the People of Augusta
(Column 1)
Summary: A fair will be presented Feb. 22 by the ladies for the Company; much of article illegible.
That Convention
(Column 2)
Summary: On the 10th there was a convention of 1100 old-line Whigs in Richmond; article makes fun of the candidates presented for governor.
(Names in announcement: A.H.H. Stuart, Mr. Goggin, Mr. Willey, Mr. Preston, Paulus Powell, Gov. Floyd)
Full Text of Article:

"Sam, we were told, however, had no voice in the affair,--poor, neglected Sam, who but a few short years since, stalked so vauntingly in Virginia and gave shelter, consolation and comfort to so many Whigs."

The Rev. Dr. Downey Again
(Column 2)
Summary: Trial of Rev. Downey, charged with murder of Mullins, concluded Monday.
(Names in announcement: Rev. Daniel S. Downey, William Mullins, William H. Harman, Mr. Doyle, Judge Kenney, Dr. Waddell, Judge Thompson, Judge Field)
Opposition to Imposition
(Column 3)
Summary: Article praises the Democratic party for its nationality and cheers the party for taking the Constitution as its guide. Argues that the Democrats are the only real national party and blasts elements of the Opposition.
Full Text of Article:

"Then comes the great strength of this opposition,---the Black Republicans, the Abolitionists, and all the isms of the north, the Fanny Wright men, the anti-renters, the Mormons....They should have learned wisdom from the past, and remembered how the yeomanry of the South, and especially of Virginia, tracked the wily Sam through all his windings, and denounced him as a humbug and imposter, in spite of his disguises."

Death of Col. Charles S. Morgan.
(Column 4)
Summary: Charles Morgan, Superintendent of the State Penitentiary in Staunton, died Tuesday. Morgan was also a former state congressmen.
(Names in announcement: Charles Morgan)
The Way Reform Begins
(Column 5)
Summary: Article criticizing post office reforms.
National Sunday School Convention
(Column 5)
Summary: Requests that delegates to the National Sunday School Convention submit their names to the chairman, John Sexton.
(Names in announcement: John W. Sexton)

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Sketch of the Proceedings of the Council of Staunton
(Column 1)
Summary: Recounts news of a Staunton town council meeting.
(Names in announcement: Mr. Imboden, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Harman, Mr. Points, Mr. Hardy, Mr. Jenkins, Mr. Kyle, William Kinney, James McClung, Benjamin Crawford, William B. Kayser, Mayor Trout, Mr. George E. Price, James H. Waters, George M. Cochran, L. WaddellJr., T. Shumate, H.H. Peck, James F. Patterson)
Religious Notice
(Column 3)
Summary: Announcement of a meeting of the Staunton Station on Saturday.
(Names in announcement: George G. Brooke, Rev. E.R. Veitch)
(Column 3)
Summary: Young married Liwick on January 27, 1859.
(Names in announcement: Rev. George G. Brooke, John S. Young, Ellen E. Liwick)
In Rockbridge...
(Column 3)
Summary: Callibon married Carson on February 10, 1859.
(Names in announcement: Rev. Horatio Thompson, John Callibon, Christiana Carson, David Carson)
In Rockbridge, on the same day,...
(Column 3)
Summary: Bembry married Rowan on February 10, 1859.
(Names in announcement: Rev. Horatio Thompson, Charles B. Bembry, Mary E. Rowan, James Rowan)
On the 9th inst....
(Column 3)
Summary: Fulmer married Henkel on February 9, 1859.
(Names in announcement: Rev. J.H. Hunton, William Fulmer, Ellen H. Henkel, Samuels Henkel)
(Column 3)
Summary: Lucy E. Cochran died February 15, 1859.
(Names in announcement: R.C. Lewis, Lucy E. Cochran, James A. Cochran)
(Column 3)
Summary: Johnson died on February 13, 1859 in Richmond.
(Names in announcement: Thomas Johnson)

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