Staunton Vindicator: December 16, 1859Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
The Massachusetts Poor
(Column 4)Summary: Article includes excerpts from a speech by Benjamin Butler, who lamented that more people have died in the almshouses of Massachusetts than in the battles in Kansas.Gov. Chase of Ohio
(Names in announcement: Benjamin Butler)
(Column 5)Summary: Article includes a letter from Wm. D. Chadick that discusses a meeting with Gov. Chase. During the meeting, Chase said he'd be happy to never have any more free blacks on Ohio soil again because he believes that they are morally degenerate.Old Brown a Preacher
(Column 4)Summary: It is rumored in Danville that Brown traveled through there disguised as a Baptist preacher named McLane.
Origin of Article: Danville RegisterSynopsis of Message II
(Column 6)Summary: Gov. Wise began his second message thanking those who served at Harper's Ferry and Charlestown. His speech included information on state debt, state banks, schools, and other institutions.
Description of Page: Much of this page includes Virginia legislative news.
(Column 2)Summary: The National Executive Democratic Committee met in Washington to discuss when the National Convention should meet.The Union Meetings of Boston and Philadelphia
(Column 1)Summary: Article thanks those northerners who have chosen not to sow the seeds of discontent by endorsing abolitionism. Despite these few conservatives, however, the article argues that the South needs to prepare for the fact that most northerners are not on its side.
Full Text of Article:Return of Troops
"It is our deliberate opinion that the Northern masses are rotten to the core."
(Column 2)Summary: The West Augusta Guards of Staunton have returned from Charlestown from Brown's execution and were greeted with a big meal.
Full Text of Article:The Boston Press and Post
The West Augusta Guards of Staunton, who have been on duty at Charlestown for the last ten days or two weeks, returned home on last Tuesday. They were met at the cars by a large number of admiring friends, desirous of welcoming the "returned soldiers." After parading Main street they proceeded to their armory room, where was prepared for them by the citizens, a substantial banquet, to which they paid their compliments as only men who have been fed on crackers and middling for some time can. No one could have helped noticing the immense improvement in the drill of the Guards since they have been on duty. If no other good should result from the ordering of troops to Charlestown than the improvement of our volunteer corps, this of itself would be sufficient to justify the movement. All the members seemed to be in the finest spirits, and although glad to get home, they, to a man, express their entire readiness to perform any duty in defence of their State which its Executiv! e may think necessary.
(Column 2)Summary: Article congratulates this conservative journal for printing the "truth" about the South within Boston, the hotbed of abolitionism.The Houston Petrel
(Column 2)Summary: The Petrel is a paper printed by Garber, formerly of Staunton. The first issue contains editorials expressing the paper's opposition to squatter sovereignty.The Legislature
(Names in announcement: A.M. Garber)
(Column 2)Summary: In both Houses the petition to grant commutation of Winn's sentence was denied.Seward and the Helper Pamphlet
(Names in announcement: Thomas Winn, Edwin Coppie)
(Column 2)Summary: States that William Seward cannot deny that he knew what the Helper pamphlet contained, since he signed it.The State Convention
(Column 3)Summary: The National Democratic Central Committee has agreed to convene the convention on April 2 in Charleston, South Carolina, which is earlier than usual due to Charleston's climate.
Origin of Article: Richmond ExaminerLegislature of Virginia
(Column 4)Summary: Provides news from the Virginia legislature. Includes a bill for the relief of two victims wounded at Harper's Ferry, Samuel Young and George Richardson.Afflicting Bereavement
(Names in announcement: Samuel Young, George Richardson)
(Column 3)Summary: The Vindicator extends its sympathy to John Letcher for the death of his ten year old son, Andrew.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: John Letcher, Andrew Holt Letcher)
(Column 3)Summary: The article includes an excerpt from the "infamous" Helper pamphlet entitled "Impending Crisis of the South" that expresses the opinion that slavery must be abolished at all costs.Ladies' Fair
(Column 3)Summary: Announcement that the ladies of the Protestant Episcopal Church will hold a Fair next Tuesday, December 20th.
Full Text of Article:
We are requested to state that the ladies of the Protestant Episcopal Church will give a Fair on Tuesday next, Dec. 20th, at the Town Hall.
Description of Page: Congressional news (national), including information about Harper's Ferry.
Burned in Effigy
(Column 2)Summary: The students of Roanoke College have burned William Seward, Joshua Giddings, and Wendell Phillips in effigy.The Trials of Our Fate
(Column 1)Summary: What has the Republic come to when the Virginia governor needs to issue passports for citizens to travel in certain areas of the state? Why can't the good men of New England--the farmers, merchants, etc.-- rally together to ensure that abolitionist fervor doesn't rule?
Origin of Article: Boston Press and PostFull Text of Article:Married
"At this hour a majority of the Republican party in Massachusetts do inwardly rejoice at the John Brown raid."
(Column 3)Summary: Married on December 13, 1859.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. George Brooke, John B. Snider, Emma Peer)
(Column 3)Summary: Married in Mt. Meridian on December 4, 1859.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. G.W. Statton, George Savage, Margaret J. Knipple)
(Column 3)Summary: Married on December 11.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. H. Wetzel, David Snyder, Hannah Burnham)
(Column 3)Summary: Married on December 11, 1859.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. Mr. Brashler, W.T. Lucado, Margaret E. Palmer, Capt. P. Palmer)
(Column 3)Summary: Miss Tyree of Fayette County married George Imboden on December 8, 1859.Died
(Names in announcement: Rev. John McElhenny, George W. Imboden, Mary Tyree, Col. William Tyree)
(Column 3)Summary: Martha Hanger died of "Putrid Sore Throat" on December 4 at age 8.Died
(Names in announcement: Martha Hanger, William Hanger, Margaret Hanger)
(Column 3)Summary: Mrs. Thompson died on November 24 at age 67.
(Names in announcement: Phebe Thompson, John S. Thompson)
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