Staunton Vindicator: March 26, 1859Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
Revival of Know Nothingism
(Column 5)Summary: Mocks a conversation between two blacks supposedly lamenting the importation of blacks to America.
Origin of Article: Georgia ExchangeFull Text of Article:
"We overheard a few days ago the following interesting and important conversation between two 'culled pussons' of a complexion somewhere between that of an ace of spades and the outside of a black kettle, who were leisurely sunning themselves up on a wood pile."
(Column 1)Summary: Reminder to delegates to the Congressional Convention at Harrisonburg that next Wednesday is the convention.Letter from the Hon. John M. Botts
(Column 1)Summary: Article makes fun of Botts's "free negro proclivities." Prints parts of a speech made by him that theoretically encourages the support of free blacks to defeat the democracy.
(Names in announcement: John M. Botts, John Letcher, Mr. Goggin, Mr. Willey, Mr. Preston)Full Text of Article:Letcher and Goggin
"...as if his soundness or unsoundness on the slavery or other questions had anything to do with the contest between Mr. Goggin and himself."
(Column 2)Summary: Reports from all over the state indicate sure defeat for the Opposition and sure victory for the Democrats.Rockingham Calls for a Convention
(Names in announcement: Letcher, Goggin)
(Column 2)Summary: Praises the support of Rockingham for a Democratic convention, which lays to rest doubts that the Democratic party was having problems.Fire
(Column 2)Summary: On Tuesday, the building belonging to Mrs. Kelly caught fire but was saved.The Weather
(Names in announcement: Mrs. Kelly)
(Column 2)Summary: Spring is here!Brigadier General
(Column 2)Summary: Gov. Wise has appointed Harman, from Staunton, Brigadier General.Opposition Fiction
(Names in announcement: Gov. Wise, William H. Harman, Douglas E. Layne)
(Column 3)Summary: Article includes an excerpt from an Opposition paper that says it heard that Democrats would take it personally if Goggin should allude to the Ruffner pamphlet.
(Names in announcement: Mr. Goggin, Mr. Letcher, Mr. Ruffner)Origin of Article: Richmond WhigEditorial Comment: The Vindicator includes (and denies) an excerpt from an Opposition paper that argues that there is a conspiracy among Democrats.To the Delegates of the Congressional Convention
(Column 4)Summary: Letter from "A Democrat" implores delegates to consider Skinner for Congress.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: James Skinner, William H. Harman)
(Column 4)Summary: Letter from "Many Voters" asks Walker, Hogshead, and Cochran to run for House of Delegates.A New Ticket for City Fathers
(Names in announcement: James Walker, Meredith B. Hogshead, James Cochran)
(Column 4)Summary: The people will seek out a new ticket for mayor.[No Title]
(Column 3)Summary: Prints a letter from Gray to Letcher, dated March 13, 1859, wondering why he hasn't been approached on the topic of Ruffner's pamphlet.Desperate Fight With Runaway Negroes
(Names in announcement: Mr. Letcher, Mr. Ruffner, Algernon Gray)
(Column 3)Summary: Two slaves were captured in Indiana after a desperate fight.A Sable Sickles Case
(Column 4)Summary: A slave named Sam shot and killed another slave near Leesburg, Virginia, for being with his wife.Middlebrook District Meeting
(Column 5)Summary: Minutes of the meeting of the Democrats of the Middlebrook district.
Full Text of Article:
Pursuant to a published notice, a meeting of the Democrats of the 3d Magisterial District, convened on Saturday, 19th inst., at Middlebrook, for the purpose of appointing delegates to meet in Harrisonburg on the 30th of March, 1859.
On Motion of Capt. R. M. Firth, Geo. Shuey, Esq. was called to the Chair, and Wm. H. Randolph appointed Secretary.
On motion of Jacob Baylor, Esq., a committee of three was appointed to nominate suitable delegates and alternates.
Committee appointed by the Chairman, - Jacob Baylor, Jno. Wilson, and Wm. H. Randolph.
Committee retired and after a short absence returned, and reported the following names, to wit:
B. F. Shuey, Jas. A. G. Scott, David Baylor, Sam'l X. Kerr, Jas. Berry, Capt. R. M. Firth, Moses Strickler, Jno. B. Hess, Wm. S. McChesney, Jas A. F. Randolph, delegates.
Geo. Shuey, Wm. Kerr, Wm. Morgan, G. G. Coon, I. L. Beard, Wm. Thompson, L. D. Shaw, Wm. P. Cealey, alternates.
On motion, Jacob Baylor and Wm. H. Randolph were appointed alternates, and the reported was then received. On motion, a copy of the proceedings was ordered to be forwarded to the offices of the County papers, with the request that they be published. On Motion, the meeting then adjourned.
Trailer: GEO. SHUEY, Ch'm. Wm. H. Randolph, Sec'
(Column 2)Summary: May married Bowyer on March 10, 1859.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. William C. Bird, J.M. May, Nancy Bowyer)
(Column 2)Summary: Gum married Watson on March 8, 1859.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. John S. Pullin, William Gum, Sarah Watson)
(Column 2)Summary: Walker married Crouse on March 17, 1859.Died
(Names in announcement: Rev. O.P. Wingman, James Walker, Barbara J. Crouse)
(Column 2)Summary: Brown died at the age of 36 last Wednesday.Died
(Names in announcement: John H. Brown)
(Column 2)Summary: May died on March 7, 1859.Died
(Names in announcement: Abraham May)
(Column 2)Summary: Engleman died after protracted illness of 6 years.Died
(Names in announcement: George Engleman)
(Column 2)Summary: Seeley died on March 17, 1859, at the age of 52.Announcements for Congress
(Names in announcement: Horace Seeley)
(Column 2)Summary: Harman announced his candidacy for Congress.Judge of Court of Appeals
(Names in announcement: William H. Harman)
(Column 2)Summary: Baldwin announced his candidacy for Judge of the Court of Appeals for the 3rd Judicial Section.
(Names in announcement: Col. J.B. Baldwin)
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