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Staunton Vindicator: June 11, 1859

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Description of Page: Much of the front page covered with a tale called "Tale of the South: Den of the Robbers," which follows a poem entitled "My First Kiss."

Truthful and Eloquent Extras
(Column 7)
Summary: Article applauds Democratic values and the strength of the Democracy from Jackson's time forward.
Full Text of Article:

"Not less identified with the growth of our empire is the name and fame of the Democratic party."

Hon. James B. Clay
(Column 7)
Summary: Article includes a letter from Clay that the Vindicator asserts outlines the principles of Black Republican Know-Nothingism.
(Names in announcement: James B. Clay)

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The Election--Positively for the Last Time
(Column 1)
Summary: Article lambastes Goggin supporters for claiming a victory in the governor's election.
(Names in announcement: Mr. Letcher, Mr. Wise, Flourney, Mr. Goggin)
Full Text of Article:

"...we call upon our Democratic brethren throughout of Virginia and the South to unite with us in sincere prayer to the Almighty, that he may never elate out hearts by a 'Whig victory.'"

Who Elected Mr. Harris to Congress?
(Column 2)
Summary: Article provides figures to show that, despite Opposition remarks to the contrary, the Whigs in the 9th District were responsible for Harris's defeat of Skinner.
(Names in announcement: Mr. Harris, Mr. Skinner)
[No Title]
(Column 3)
Summary: Article mocks an attached article that says all the country's conservative elements are uniting against the Democracy, and assures readers that the Democracy is the party of conservatives.
Who Defeated Mr. Skinner?
(Column 2)
Summary: States that Skinner received no less than 2000 of the Democratic vote of the 9th District.
(Names in announcement: Mr. Skinner, Mr. Harris)
Methodist Episcopal Church
(Column 3)
Summary: Members of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Staunton are trying to erect a new church on the sight of the old church.
(Names in announcement: Col. R. Turk, E.M. Cushing, H.H. Peck, George G. Brooke)
Full Text of Article:

The members and friends of the M. E. Church in Staunton are making an effort to erect a new house of worship on the site of the old Church which has become defective in its walls as well as too small for the accommodation of the people.

In order to accomplish this important work an appeal is made to a generous public, many of the Citizens of Staunton have already given a most noble and liberal response to the call, others will be waited on but when this is not done the friends of the cause of religion are most respectfully solicited to give their names to Col. R. Turk, authorized collector, E. M. Cushing, Esq., H H. Peck, Rev. Geo. G. Brooke, Pastor or any member of the Committee.

Trailer: *Spectator please copy.
Dreadful Accident
(Column 2)
Summary: An Irishman working on the Blue Ridge Tunnel was killed by an explosion; his name is unknown.
(Names in announcement: Dr. Waddell)
Fourth of July and Ladies' Fair
(Column 3)
Summary: The ladies of the Methodist E. Church will hold a fair on the 4th and 5th of July to raise money for the construction of a new church.
Full Text of Article:

The ladies of the Methodist E. Church will hold their annual Fair at Union Hall, in Staunton, on the 4th and 5th of July.--An unusual effort will be made by the ladies on this occasion, as the proceeds of the Fair, Supper, &c;, will be strictly appropriated to aid us in the erection of a new Methodist E. Church in Staunton. Our fellow-citizens and visiting friends are most respectfully invited to give the ladies their presence and patronage.

Fourth of July Celebration
(Column 5)
Summary: List of committee members from Staunton and other areas appointed to collect money and provisions for the 4th of July picnic.
(Names in announcement: D.C. McGuffin, Maj. R.D. Lilley, H.H. Peck, J.B. Evans, W.A. Burke, G.W. Imboden, S.E. Clarke, G.A. Armentrout, Capt. J.A. Harman, W.S. Shumate)
The Virginia Elections
(Column 5)
Summary: Note says that in 123 counties, Letcher has 62,497 votes; Goggin 62,238 votes. There are still 28 counties to be heard from, however.
(Names in announcement: Mr. Letcher, Mr. Goggin)

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(Column 1)
Summary: Stovall married Landes on June 4, 1859.
(Names in announcement: Rev. C. Beard, William R. Landes, Mary E. Stovall)
(Column 1)
Summary: John Walker died in Cincinnati at the age of 35.
(Names in announcement: John Walker, Alexander Walker)

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