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Staunton Vindicator: July 1, 1859

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Description of Page: In column seven is a list of diseases and treatments for them.

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Description of Page: Left bottom corner illegible; columns three and five: international news. Column six contains notices and reward information about runaway slaves.

Letter from Judge Douglas
(Column 1)
Summary: Letter from Judge Douglas says he will refuse the Democratic nomination for President if the party repudiates such time-honored party principles as refusing to support the re-opening of the slave trade.
(Names in announcement: Judge Douglas, J.B. Durr)
Editorial Comment: The Vindicator makes fun of Judge Douglas for trying to dictate the platform of the Democratic party.
Virginia Female Institute
(Column 2)
Summary: Article praises the commencement of the Virginia Female Institute, which began with handing out medals (the recipients are listed) and speeches, including an unexpected one by Governor Wise. (A list of women from Staunton toward the end is hard to read.)
(Names in announcement: Rev. John Johns, Rev. R.H. Philips, Rev. J.C. Wheat, Henry A. Wise, Susan A. Hairston, Mary L. Early, Emma E. Willis, Channing M. Goode, Sarah G. Wingfield, Martha Brooke, Sallie L. Taylor, S. Edmonia Feild, Minna B. Feild, Ellen A. Purnell, Ada H. Wheatley, Catherine F. Bernard, S.V. Callingworth, Lucy Parker, Sallie K. Caldwell, Gertrude H. Hooff, Fannie M. Churchman, Carrie M. Dickenson, Minna Booker, Eugenia L. Feild, Delha J. Pope, S.R.M. Thrift, Charlotte T. Lewis, Gertrude Smart, Rebecca P. Taylor, Kate Wharton, Alice M. Jones, M.E. Berkeley, Rosabelle E. Depp, Matilda Wilkes, Sallie D. Hale, Fannie Lockhart, Harriet V. Gray, Louisia Stone, Melinda Operton, Mary T. Neilston, P.L. Jackson, Amelia A. Binns, Lydia A. Green, Willie B. Lyne, Fannie J. Baylor, Mary B. Berkeley, Anne C. Berkeley, Sallie H. Kisney, Mary Opir)
Full Text of Article:

"Indeed, Staunton is highly favored, not only in the possession of this school, but in several others whose excellencies are universally acknowledged."

Preparations for the Fourth
(Column 3)
Summary: Article promise a glorious fourth of July; contributions can still be made. The dinner and picnic will take place below the Deaf and Dumb Institute.
(Names in announcement: D.C. McGuffin, William H. Harman, Col. Sproul, Col. Crawford, Col. Anderson)
[No Title]
(Column 4)
Summary: Letter from Henry Clay Whig criticizes the notion that another party could form that opposes both Black Republicanism and the Democracy.
Full Text of Article:

"Let us imitate the noble example of Clay and Cass; and Dickenson, and Webster, in the momentous struggle of 1850--forget our party differences for the time, and stand shoulder to shoulder in upholding the compromises of the Constitution."

University of Virginia
(Column 3)
Summary: Massie and Grills of Augusta graduated from UVA.
(Names in announcement: Lycurgus Grills, John L. Massie)
Go to the Fair!
(Column 3)
Summary: Announcement entreats readers to attend the Fair at Union Hall next Monday sponsored by the ladies of the M.E. Church.
[No Title]
(Column 3)
Summary: The weather has been so warm that no foods are edible with the exception of ice cream and soda water.

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(Column 1)
Summary: Barker married Ervin June 21, 1859.
(Names in announcement: Edward Barker, Rev. G.W. Statton, Sarah J. Ervin)
(Column 1)
Summary: Bessie Taylor, infant girl, died.
(Names in announcement: Susan Taylor, Bessie Payton Taylor, Rev. George B. Taylor)
Religious Notice!
(Column 1)
Summary: Brooke will preach in the M.E. Church next Sunday.
(Names in announcement: Rev. B.F. Brooke)

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