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Staunton Vindicator: February 26, 1859

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Description of Page: Many humorous anecdotes from around the country.

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Description of Page: Congressional and international news

The 22d
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Summary: Describes the wonderful celebration of the 22nd, complete with a parade that included the West Augusta Guards, accompanied by the Mountain Sax-horn Band.
(Names in announcement: James H. Skinner, William H. Baylor)
Full Text of Article:

The morning of the 22d was ushered in by the beating of drums and the firing of rifles,--and here we would remark that no one can form an idea of the pleasing sensations one experiences when awakened by the noise of drum and fife, about three o' clock in the morning; first the delightful impression that you are in a city about to be stormed, with floating visions of hideous grenadiers and armed caveliers, then an undefined but exquisite feeling of doubt and uncertainty as to "what's the row," and then comes the crowning pleasure of knowing you are wide- awake, past redemption; oh! it is glorious. But to return to the 22d. The day was enlivened by the parading of the gallant West Augusta Guards, accompanied by the Mountain Sax-horn Band, which the while, electrified with martial music the warlike souls of the gallant soldiery. The celebration of the day was concluded by a fair given at the Town Hall, by the ladies of the town, for the benefit of the "Guard." A beautiful b! anner was presented to the company in an eloquent and appropriate address by Mr. James H. Skinner, and received by Capt. Wm. H. Baylor, in a speech marked by elegance and grace. We regret very much that we cannot adorn this issue of our paper with the graceful addresses of the two gentlemen above named. We were happy to hear that the fair succeeded beyond the expectations of all, and the proceeds will be amply sufficient to meet all the purposes for which it was given.

Congressional Convention
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Summary: Laments the disorganized state of the Democratic party.
Full Text of Article:

"It therefore becomes the duty of the Virginia Democracy, and especially of the Tenth Legion, to stop if possible this tendency to ruin and disorganization, and this can best be done by a bright example."

The Convention which met in Richmond...
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Summary: Mocks a convention of the Opposition in Richmond that styled itself the "Whig and American convention."
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Summary: Article tells of a fire that burned down Bledsoe's house, though his stable was saved.
(Names in announcement: Aaron Bledsoe)
Amateur Thieves
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Summary: Sherer's confectionery store was broken into by thieves who helped themselves to oysters and who tried to get alcohol as well but failed.
(Names in announcement: John Sherer)
Democratic Meeting in Bath
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Summary: Article lists delegates from Bath County who will be delegates at a Democratic convention to nominate congressmen.
(Names in announcement: William Ayres, James W. Bonner, John H. Burns, John Carpenter, George W. Cleck, John CleckJr., John CleckSr., A.G. Clerk, John N. Clerk, Leroy P. DangerfieldJr., Joseph B. Dickinson, John R. Dickinson, John C. Eagle, Albert Faucett, John Gillespie, Henry GroseSr., J.W. Gwinn, David Gwinn, Daniel C. Hamilton, Osburn Hamilton, Roger Hickman, Moses McClintic, William H. McClintic, James McClintic, A.H. McClintic, William McClintieJr., William McCliutieSr., Anthony Mustoe, Lewis Payne, Jonathan Philips, Jacob Simmons, Regin Simpson, William H. Tenill, Henry S. Wado, Benjamin T. Walton, Stephen Wandless, William L. Weldon, Randolph R. Wilson, Andrew J. Wilson, Francis M. Wood, James M. Wood)
Peace in Kansas
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Summary: The Kansas Legislature has passed an amnesty act that includes the removal of three St. Louis judges.
(Names in announcement: U.S. Marshall Russell, Mr. Wilmer, Mr. Lanbam, Mr. Hackney)
Buchanan and Douglas in Missouri
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Summary: The Missouri House of Representatives endorsed policies of Buchanan over Douglas.
Mr. William B. Astor has just received...
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Summary: Astor received a female nude statue from Italy.
(Names in announcement: William B. Astor, Mr. Powers)

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Summary: Steinbeck married Henry on February 24, 1859.
(Names in announcement: Rev. George G. Brooke, Jacob Steinbeck, Sarah Henry)
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Summary: Webb married Craig on February 2, 1859.
(Names in announcement: Rev. William Brown, Dr. Joseph B. Webb, Cornelia J. Craig, James Craig)
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Summary: Gum married Terry on February 17, 1859.
(Names in announcement: Rev. William C. Bird, Amos Gum, Miss Fanny Terry, James Terry)
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Summary: Kayser died on February 10, 1859.
(Names in announcement: Joseph D. Kayser)
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Summary: Buwyer died on February 20, 1859.
(Names in announcement: Leonard Buwyer)
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Summary: Cornelia Lenoir died on February 7.
(Names in announcement: Cornelia Lenoir, William Lenoir, John B. Christian, Rev. Dr. McFarland)

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