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Staunton Vindicator: April 9, 1859

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Description of Page: Story called "The Wife's Mistake" fills most of the front page.

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The Hon. Edward Everett
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Summary: Everett will deliver his great Washington oration in Staunton on April 21 or 25.
(Names in announcement: Edward Everett)
[No Title]
(Column 1)
Summary: Announcement that Harman is running for Congress.
(Names in announcement: Gen. Harman)
Trailer: Editors of the papers in this District are requested to take out the announcement.
The Judicial Election
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Summary: Article asks lethargic voters to vote for judge of Court of Appeals.
(Names in announcement: Col. John B. Baldwin, William J. Robertson, Judge Richard Parker)
[No Title]
(Column 1)
Summary: Article excerpts and condemns speech made by Botts to the Richmond Opposition Convention in which Botts declared that any man who declares himself for disunion is a Democrat.
(Names in announcement: John Botts)
Beautiful Consistency--Pitiable Case of an Opposition Editor
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Summary: Asks Opposition members how they can be hoodwinked by unscrupulous leaders. Article assures readers that, although Letcher used to agree on the issues of slavery with Western Virginia, he now is a real friend to all the institutions of the South.
(Names in announcement: Mr. Letcher, Mr. Botts, Mr. Goggin)
Corporation Election
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Summary: All of the old officers were re-elected to the corporation, except Price, who replaced Cochran.
(Names in announcement: George E. Price, George N. CochranSr.)
Ratification Meeting
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Summary: A meeting of the Democracy will take place April 16 at the Courthouse in order to ratify the Harrisonburg Convention nomination.
[No Title]
(Column 3)
Summary: Article calls attention to Harris's "fishy" non-advocacy of Letcher.
(Names in announcement: Mr. Harris, Mr. Letcher)
Who is to Blame?
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Summary: Lambastes post office for allowing portions of subscribers' papers to disappear.
John Letcher in the East
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Summary: Letcher and Goggin will go after each other in Charlottesville next Monday.
(Names in announcement: Mr. Letcher, William L. Goggin)
Post Office Affairs in Virginia
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Summary: Richmond Whig article criticizes Virginia post office for being corrupt and for allowing Opposition political documents to circulate pre-paid. The Vindicator denounces the Whig's assertions by citing lack of evidence.
Mr. John T. Harris at Mt. Sidney
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Summary: Letter from "A Democrat" criticizes Harris for ignoring his party's choice for Congress. Also discusses how Christian of Staunton made a speech criticizing the country as bankrupt after Harris had finished.
(Names in announcement: Harris, Goggin, Letcher, Bolivar Christian, James H. Skinner)
[No Title]
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Summary: Letter from Many Whigs and Americans of Augusta that asks for more candidates to run for the legislature.
(Names in announcement: Capt. B.F. Hailman, Maj. Walker)
[No Title]
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Summary: Harman, Kolmer, Peyton, Cochran, and Michie have been appointed County Electors.
(Names in announcement: William H. Harman, Absalom Kolmer, L.H. Peyton, A.B. Cochran, H.B. MichieJr.)
Messrs. Clay and Sandidge
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Summary: Senator Clay praised John Letcher in a speech, declaring that if Letcher should be beaten, the party would be broken in the South and West.
(Names in announcement: John Letcher, Senator Clay, John M. Sandidge, Mr. Benjamin)
Origin of Article: Wytheville Telegraph
Full Text of Article:

"Again he broke forth in a strain of mingled power and beauty: 'God bless Virginia; her delegates to Congress have been, since I knew them, patriotic and vigilant, . . . the most unswerving friends of the South.'"

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Summary: Makes fun of Opposition candidates as "humbugs" and denies an excerpt from the Richmond Whig that Abrams, a supposed Democrat, is in favor of getting rid of slavery.
(Names in announcement: Mr. Abrams, Mr. Letcher)

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Summary: Charles Matheney died on March 31 at the age of three.
(Names in announcement: Charles P.W. Matheney, William Matheney, Ann E. Matheney)

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