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Staunton Vindicator: March 12, 1859

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Description of Page: Lengthy piece on how to tame horses.

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Gubernatorial Election
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Summary: Letcher and Goggin are the two candidates for the governor's election. The Vindicator characterizes the former as "the chosen champion of Virginia" and the latter as "the Southern representative of Black Republicanism."
(Names in announcement: Letcher, Goggin)
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"The people had become too thoroughly disgusted with the midnight orgies, the secret oaths and revolting mummeries of the knights of the 'dark lantern.'"

The Discussion on Thursday
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Summary: Article mocks meeting of the Opposition and its candidate for governor, Goggin, and praises the speech of the Democrat candidate Letcher.
(Names in announcement: Mr. Goggin, Mr. Letcher)
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Summary: Article says that the man "Rockingham" gave an unfair account of a meeting in Staunton and defends Harris against criticism that he might run against the candidate chosen by an organized convention.
(Names in announcement: John T. Harris)
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"It is true that most of the speakers preferred Augusta men, as was natural."

We in common with the people of Augusta...
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Summary: Ridicules the Spectator for refusing to answer the Vindicator's question about what is meant by "American."
"We are pleased to see that..."
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Summary: Expresses appreciation to the Street Commissioners for improving the streets.
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We are pleased to see that our energetic Street Commissioners have commenced improving the streets, by removing the vast amount of mud which had accumulated especially on Main Street. Can't something be done for the street leading from Main street to the Market house, otherwise our female friends will have to be furnished with stilts.

The Congressional Convention
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Summary: Much of top portion is illegible, but basically appears to lambaste Know-Nothingism and Opposition's criticism of the Democracy in Rockingham.
(Names in announcement: Mr. Taylor, Mr. McDowell)
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"Come up to the trough, Sambo, and answer for once in your life like a man."

Messrs. Editors:
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Summary: Letter asks for justice after papers of the State copied reports that McCormick's patent had expired.
(Names in announcement: Mr. McCormick, Thornton Berry)
Trailer: All the papers of the state.
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Summary: McCormick writes that, contrary to reports, his patent does not expire for many years to come.
(Names in announcement: Cyrus McCormick)
Democratic Meeting
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Summary: The Democratic meeting of Hardy County chose delegates to the convention to nominate a district candidate for Congress.
(Names in announcement: Dr. J.C. Ogden, Garrett Cunningham, Joseph Didawick, James Davidson, J.B. McKeever, F.N. Mowry, Allmond Jenkins, John Bowman, George W. Ramer, N.D. Parran, George A. Shepherd, J.W.F. Allen, T.J. Grove, William F. Piper, Lease Hill, George W. Powell, George Warfield, Christopher Martin, John Michael, W.H. Neville, E. Muntzing)
Baltimore Conference
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Summary: Lists appointments to Baltimore Annual Conference.
(Names in announcement: E.R. Veitch, B. Arbogast)

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