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Staunton Vindicator: October 7, 1859

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Description of Page: National and international news

The Democratic Imbroglio
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Summary: Criticizes the Spectator for pointing out the tensions in the Democratic party over issues of squatter sovereignty and slavery expansion into the territories. Vindicator believes that, since the Southern Democrats fundamentally differ with Douglas over these issues, Douglas should not be the Democrats' choice for President.
Sale of One-half of the Virginia Hotel
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Summary: McClung has sold his 1/2 interest in the Virginia Hotel to Jordan for $18,500. It is reported that Jordan may merge the Virginia with the National, which he also owns.
(Names in announcement: James A. McClung, William Jordan, M.G. Harman)
Full Text of Article:

We learn that Mr. James A. McClung has sold out his interest (one-half) in the Virginia Hotel to Mr. Wm. Jordan, who has recently purchased the National Hotel of Mr. M. G. Harman. The property brought $28, 500. It is reported that the two Hotels will hereafter be merged into one.

War News
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Summary: Despite the attempts of Botts to mediate between the Whig and the News, it appears that the war continues.
(Names in announcement: Mr. Botts)
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Summary: The Western Lunatic Asylum has contracted with Messrs. Waterhouse & Bowes for gas.
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Summary: The abundance of game in this section of the country is unprecedented.
Full Text of Article:

The abundance of game of all sorts, throughout this section of the country, is unprecedented within the memory of the "oldest inhabitant," who we actually conversed with on the subject the other day.

The Federal Court
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Summary: The Federal Court commenced its session in Staunton on Tuesday with the case United States v. Cunningham.
The Slave Trade in the New York Episcopal Convention
(Column 2)
Summary: At the Episcopal Convention in New York, when Jay proposed to have the re-opening of the slave trade reviewed by three clergymen and three lawyers, the congregation laughed and voted down the proposal.
Messrs. Editors
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Summary: Letter from "A Farmer" complains about the toll-gate by the cemetery erected with the approval of the Common Council of Staunton. Writer says that it harms the country folk more than the city folk. He proposes that all interested in opposing the gate meet at Swoope's Depot on October 15.
Full Text of Article:

Messrs. Editors:--It seems to me that the Common Council of Staunton has overlooked the interest of its citizens by permitting a Toll-gate to be erected on the East of the Cemetery, when the privilege was granted by the Council to put it West of the Cemetery. Being a large wood-hauler I protest against the toll-gate. In the first place, the Common Council of Staunton has no right to improve their streets at the expense of the country people. In the second place I don't believe that the Superintendent of the road has a legal right to put up this gate at all; which right I intend to have fully investigated.

Now I would say to the people of Staunton that to improve their streets at the expense of the country people is poor economy, for we will of course raise the prices of all kinds of produce and wood, or else we will export it to other markets from Swoope's Depot.

I propose to all who are interested in this matter (West of Staunton,") to meet at Swoope's Depot, on Saturday the 15th of this month, to consult together as to what would be the best course to pursue in relation to the matter in question.

Trailer: A FARMER.

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Religious Notice
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Summary: Gilbert will preach at the Lutheran Church on Sunday.
(Names in announcement: Rev. D.M. Gilbert)
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Summary: Married in the National Hotel on September 30, 1859.
(Names in announcement: Rev. G. Brooke, John W. Beard, Sarah J. Carson)
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Summary: Married on September 22, 1859.
(Names in announcement: Rev. C. Beard, James McClure, Eliza J. Kennedy)
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Summary: Married on September 27, 1859.
(Names in announcement: Rev. C. Beard, Andrew J. Kieser, Elizabeth C. Swisher)
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Summary: Died on September 22 in Middlebrook at age 58. He was a member of the Ev. Lutheran Church at Mt. Tabor. He leaves behind a wife and two children.
(Names in announcement: Joseph Hess)
Trailer: Pastor

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