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Staunton Vindicator: June 4, 1859

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Description of Page: Right-hand corner illegible.

Hints for the Farmer
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Summary: Article recommends white washing of horse stalls.

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Description of Page: International news; list of recipients who have mail remaining at the Staunton post office.

The State Election
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Summary: It appears that Letcher is the winner, despite the better organization of the Opposition.
(Names in announcement: Mr. Letcher)
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Summary: Announcement of performances by Turner's Silver Cornet Band, the Orchestra and Glee Club.
Full Text of Article:

We call attention to the advertisement announcing another one of those fine Concerts by Turner's Silver Concert Band, the Orchestra and Glee Club. These Concerts have always heretofore drawn crowded houses, and now that the Band is possessed of new instruments, pronounced by the best judges to be of the first order, we anticipate for them a largely increased patronage. Besides the favor and help which our citizens are willing to extend, and the members of the Band have a right to expect, we feel confident that the intrinsic merit of the music will ensure to the Concert an abundant success.

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Summary: The Vindicator wants to forget the whole Skinner versus Harris fight: it's all over.
(Names in announcement: Mr. Harris, Mr. Skinner)
Full Text of Article:

"The thing is done and we are in favor of forgetting."

[No Title]
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Summary: Mooney was charged and convicted for stealing a horse and sent to jail for 4 years.
(Names in announcement: Judge Thompson, David Mooney)
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Summary: Last Friday a violent hailstorm covered the county. It damaged many crops and broke window panes.
Full Text of Article:

A violent hail storm passed over a portion of this county on Friday last, doing great damage to the crops of some of the farmers, breaking out window panes, &c.

Table of Majorities
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Summary: Table of election returns from different counties that gave majorities to Letcher in the gubernatorial race; Augusta is listed with 768.
(Names in announcement: Mr. Letcher)
The Elections Again
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Summary: Assures readers that Letcher has beaten his opponent by more than 6000 votes, although it appears unfortunately that many Democratic candidates, including Skinner, have lost for Congress.
(Names in announcement: Mr. Letcher, Mr. Powell, Mr. Skinner, Mr. Floyd, Mr. Caskie, Mr. Ambler, Mr. Leake, Mr. Dejarnette, Mr. Martin)
Origin of Article: Richmond Examiner
Decision by the Supreme Court of Ohio in the case of the Oberlin Slave Rescuers
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Summary: The Ohio Supreme Court sustained the constitutionality of the fugitive slave law in the case of Bushnell and Langtree, slave rescuers.
Congressional Districts
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Summary: List of congressional winners from each Virginia district, including Harris's victory over Skinner in the 9th District.
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Summary: Article includes a letter from a northerner, who insists that the South is flourishing economically.
Full Text of Article:

--We are pleased to find the following just and truthful acknowledgements in the columns of a northern contemporary.

The South is in a thriving condition, if we may credit the remarks of dealers in exchange in this direction. The planters, who used so frequently to be compelled to mortgage their crops in advance, are in a condition to draw on New York direct, and thus to realize their funds at maturity, without all the exhausting deduction made by discounters, bankers and their auxiliaries. this is a state of things to inspire national exultation, for we hold that the producer from the soil is our primary capitalist, and when he flourishes, all the other attendants upon trade and commerce flourish with him. The South with its cotton; the North with its manufactories; the East with its food, how dependent are they all upon each other's support for each other's welfare! And how sincerely should a mutual interest unite them in mutual affection.

Ohio--The Democratic State Convention of Ohio
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Summary: In Ohio, resolutions were passed affirming devotion to the fugitive slave act and censuring Republicans for opposing it.
(Names in announcement: R.P. Ranney, H.G. Whitman)
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Summary: There was a big storm last Friday evening that blew off a section of the roof of the Alexandria Loudoun and Hampshire Railroad.
Official Vote of Virginia in the Last Gubernatorial Election
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Summary: List of all the counties and whom they voted for in the governor's race; the line naming the candidate is illegible.
Murder of a Slave
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Summary: A very valuable slave was killed in Cumberland County by a free negro named Jenkins.
(Names in announcement: Mr. Jenkins, Samuel Booker)

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Summary: Miss McPhail and Mr. Imboden were married at Mulberry Hill, the residence of the bride's father, on May 12.
(Names in announcement: Rev. George McPhail, John D. ImbodenEsq., Mary W. McPhail, John B. McPhail)

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