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Staunton Vindicator: February 17, 1860

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Description of Page: Conviction of Hazlett, one of the Harper's Ferry conspirators. State legislature, Congressional reports.

Southern Conference
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Summary: The Vindicator calls the Virginia Legislature's report on the Southern conference "absurd." The General Assembly is not prepared to follow South Carolina. The South needs to unite in order to survive.
Speaker Pennington--A Melting Incident--Meltingly Told
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Summary: The Vindicator criticizes the Staunton Spectator for lauding the election of a "Black Republican" to Speaker of the House of Representatives. Even though the new speaker, Mr. Pennington, is a former friend of Henry Clay, the Vindicator still rejects his election because the Republican party is dedicated to the "final and speedy overthrow of Southern rights."
Washington, Feb. 14th, 1860: Messrs. Editors
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Summary: Discusses the fight occurring in the Republican party over who should be the party's candidate for president. The battle is between Mr. Seward and his supporters, the "advocates of the purely irrepressible conflict," on the one side and the moderates, who "will not devote themselves to principle, at the expense of success" on the other.
Trailer: Benton
For the Vindicator
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Summary: Refers to a letter in the Spectator from "Homespun," about the Circuit Court elections. Homespun is a supporter of Fultz.
(Names in announcement: Mr. Fultz)
Trailer: A Farmer
For the Vindicator
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Summary: Response to Long Glade and Mossy Creek. Steele claims to have no entanglements.
(Names in announcement: P.G. Steele)
The Concert
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Summary: The Musical Association, under the direction of Prof. Turner and Mr. Alby, provided a "splendid vocal and instrumental entertainment" on Thursday night.
(Names in announcement: Prof. Turner, Mr. Alby)
Full Text of Article:

Want of time prevented our noticing in our last, the splendid vocal and instrumental entertainment given by the Musical Association under the superintendence of Prof. Turner and Mr. Alby on Thursday night of last week. We feel confident in saying that the large audience in attendance were highly gratified with the entertainment, and will be ever ready to favor the performers with the presence when called upon.

For the Vindicator
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Summary: Letter from Steele, candidate for Sheriff. Response to the questions about his character from Conservator and Long Glade and Mossy Creek. He seems to be questioning their authenticity. He, like the other candidates, has no personal entanglements.
(Names in announcement: P. G. Steele)
David Fultz, Esq. vs. His Foes
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Summary: Defends Fultz against his critics.

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Description of Page: Candidates announcements.

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Summary: Married on February 16 at the Parsonage.
(Names in announcement: Rev. George G. Brooke, James E. Taylor, Winnie Humphreys)
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Summary: Married at the American Hotel on February 9. Mr. Bear is from Rockingham.
(Names in announcement: Rev. William E. Baker, Noah F. Bear, Miss M.E. Pullin)

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