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Staunton Vindicator: May 7, 1859

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Description of Page: Includes a story called "Kidnapping a Bride"; international news; right left corner illegible.

Care of Horses
(Column 7)
Summary: Gives advice on how to care for horses.

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The Southern Opposition Party
(Column 1)
Summary: Argues that the Virginia Opposition no longer supports the institutions of the South.
(Names in announcement: John Botts)
Full Text of Article:

"This party has assumed a dangerous and revolting aspect. In 1855, its...mysterious, anti-Republican secrecy, its religious intolerance and hatred of foreigners, were relieved by a profession, however shallow and insincere, of attachment of institutions to the South....But now all this pretension is boldly thrown off, and the whole Virginia Opposition unblushingly avow themselves in favor of a 'coalition' with the Black Republicans of the North."

Mr. Gordon's Speech
(Column 2)
Summary: Congratulates Gordon for an able discussion of the issues in the present canvass and questions Christian's relationship to Know-Nothingism.
(Names in announcement: William F. Gordon, Bolivar Christian)
Judicial Election--Official Vote
(Column 2)
Summary: In Augusta County, Baldwin received 1977 votes; Robertson 118; and Parker 15. Robertson, however, received the most votes overall--Baldwin: 5045; Robertson: 5557.
(Names in announcement: Mr. Baldwin, Mr. Robertson, Mr. Parker)
Federal Court
(Column 2)
Summary: Breckenridge is detained in Charleston and won't be here to hold Spring term. A special term of the Court will occur in July.
(Names in announcement: Judge Breckenridge)
Mr. Skinner's Card
(Column 2)
Summary: Note calls attention to Mr. Skinner's card in another column.
(Names in announcement: Mr. Skinner)
To the Voters of the 9th Congressional District
(Column 3)
Summary: Letter from James Skinner discusses how many voters in different counties of the 9th congressional district were opposed to and how many approved of a convention; claims that three-fourths of August supported one (1125) and one-fourth did not (375). Sums up that a majority wanted a convention (2196 voters) and that allegations that it was called to "kill off" Harris are ridiculous.
(Names in announcement: John T. Harris, William Taylor, James McDowell, John Letcher, S.C. Williams, Judge Samuels)
Trailer: Papers of the district please copy.
[No Title]
(Column 5)
Summary: Note granting Harris's request that the paper announce his unavailability to meet Mr. Skinner due to Harris's commencement as Commonwealth Attorney.
(Names in announcement: Mr. Harris)
[No Title]
(Column 6)
Summary: Last Monday, Peabody Hall was packed with people to listen to Letcher and Goggin, the two nominees for governor. Article argues that Letcher stole the day.
(Names in announcement: Mr. Goggin, Mr. Letcher)
[No Title]
(Column 3)
Summary: Introduces an article from an "Old Coon" from the Staunton Spectator and its reply from the Valley Democrat. The "Old Coon" is an opponent of Skinner's.
Trailer: The Rockingham Register will please copy.
[No Title]
(Column 3)
Summary: Denies rumors that Letcher joined with Rathburn and Corbin to spend public money to extend the Capitol.
(Names in announcement: Mr. Botts, Mr. Letcher, Mr. Rathburn, A.R. Corbin)
Episcopal Convention
(Column 3)
Summary: The annual Episcopal Convention of the diocese of Virginia will take place on May 18 in Norfolk.

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(Column 2)
Summary: Married on April 28, 1859.
(Names in announcement: Rev. G.G. Brooke, William F. Vines, Susan Hoy)
(Column 2)
Summary: Married on April 6.
(Names in announcement: Rev. G.G. Brooke, Armstrong Sillings, Charity A. King)
(Column 2)
Summary: Furr married Fauber on April 22, 1859.
(Names in announcement: Rev. George M. Taylor, George B. Furr, Ketarah Fauber)
(Column 2)
Summary: Rev. Settle married Miss Turley of Rockingham on April 30, 1859.
(Names in announcement: Rev. George M. Taylor, Carrie L. Turley, Rev. V.T. Settle)

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