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Staunton Vindicator: June 22, 1860

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Description of Page: Poem, "Celt and Saxon" in column 4, "Strange Women Wanted" in column 7.

From the Rockingham Register, Messrs. Editors
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Summary: Discusses the Methodist Conference in Buffalo that condemned slavery.
Origin of Article: Rockingham Register
Full Text of Article:

"The time seems at length to have arrived when a member of the M.E. Church in Virginia can speak his sentiments, freely and fully, upon the subject which, most of all others, has engrossed our attention, and wounded our hearts for a period of eight or ten years--I mean the subject of slavery in our church."

Trailer: PAX

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Description of Page: Congressional notes in column 2. Discussion of the assassination of the Japanese Prince Regent in column 4. Letter from PAX to "Alexandria" about the M.E. Church in column 5. Biographical sketch of Abe Lincoln in column 5. Also several article from various papers on the wheat crop. Whole page is very difficult to read.

[No Title]
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Summary: A collection of several newspapers' reactions to a report that a white man was beaten by a "party of negroes" while he pursued runaway slaves in Pennsylvania.
[No Title]
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Full Text of Article:

The Romney (Va.) Intelligencer tells of the mobbing of a citizen of Springfield, Hampshire co., by a party of negroes in Blairsville, Pa. He had gone thither in pursuit of fugitive slaves. He was unarmed at the time of the assault and was very severely beat. The Blairsville Record says:

"It is supposed there were not less than fifty persons looking with apparent complacency on this barbarous and inhuman tragedy, many of whom would have the world believe that they are quite intelligent and respectable characters.

We have only limited time and space to say, that officers of the law were present, whose duty it is to maintain the public peace, and we expect to see those darkies and those who countenanced them brought to condign punishment. We intend to recur to this diabolical and disgraceful affair next week."

The Intelligencer says:

"We are informed by one of the party, that shortly after arriving at the county seat of Indiana county, two of the party, wearied and fatigued, they were waited upon by the Attorney for the Commonwealth of that co., a beautiful specimen of a conservator of the peace he must be, who informed them, that he was authorized or rather deputised by a public meeting to say to them that fifteen minutes would be allowed to them to leave the place, and that in case they did not do so, they would be tarred and feathered, and that he, although sworn to see that the laws were not violated, would assist in doing it! Out upon such a rascal!"

[No Title]
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Summary: Parcut was qualified as Asst. Police Officer for Staunton and McNamara as a police officer for Thornrose Cemetery.
(Names in announcement: Jacob T. Parcut, Patrick McNamara)
[No Title]
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Summary: Ewing was convicted of passing counterfeit money and sentenced to life in prison.
(Names in announcement: Allen Ewing)
Bear Captured
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Summary: A bear was captured in the neighborhood of Mint Spring by Montgomery and others.
(Names in announcement: Capt. J.J. Beard, Mr. Thomas Montgomery, Joseph Smith)
D., D. and B. Institution
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Summary: The public is invited to the annual exhibition at the Deaf, Dumb and Blind Institution.
Central and Orange Alexandria Railroads
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Summary: The Orange and Alexandria Railroad responds to the statement in the previous week's paper by the Central Railroad.
(Names in announcement: John S. Barbour, Col. E. Fontaine)
Origin of Article: Office Orange and Alexandria R. R. Co.
Editorial Comment: The editor notes that the conflict between the two companies has been resolved.
Trailer: John S. Barbour, Jr., President
Democratic National Convention--Baltimore
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Summary: Discusses the first three days of the Baltimore Convention and what the Convention does about the states with competing delegations.
Full Text of Article:

Democratic National Convention

BALTIMORE, June 18.--The Convention assembled here at [?] o'clock to-day. The Theatre was densely packed. The assemblage was called to order by the Hon. Caleb Cushing. Prayer was offered by the Rev. Dr. McCro--. The President congratulated the Convention on its re-assembling, and expressed the hope that harmony would prevail.

The New York delegation introduced a resolution that the claims to seats by delegates from the Cotton States be referred to the Committee on credentials, and that the report of that committee be final, with the understanding that no one be admitted who does not pledge himself to abide by the decision of the Convention, and support the nominees.

An hour was spent in discussing points of order and motions to adjourn. The New York delegation . . . [word missing] . . . to sustain the call for the previous question, which was lost.

Mr. Gilmer, of Pa., offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the President of this Convention be directed to issue tickets of admission to seats in the Convention to the delegates from the States of Texas, Florida, Mississippi and Arkansas, in which States there are no contesting delegations.

The Convention then adjourned 'till 5 o'clock, P. M.

The Convention re-assembled at 5 o'clock. The President stated that he had had placed in his hands credentials of gentlemen claiming seats in the Convention from the States of Delaware, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, and Arkansas, including in that . . . [text missing] . . . in this place, by Mr. Howard, of Tennessee, in behalf of the gentlemen claiming seats from the State of Mississippi, and in addition to that, there has been addressed to the chair a communication from Mr. Chaffee, claiming a seat from the State of Massachusetts.

Mr. Gilmer, for the purpose of arranging difficulties, withdrew his resolution, and asked leave to offer another, embodying the original resolution with an addenda, as follows:

Resolved, That the President of this Convention be authorized to issue tickets of admission to seats in the Convention to the delegates from the States of Arkansas, Texas, Florida and Mississippi, in which States there are no contesting delegations; and that in those States, to wit: Delaware, Georgia, Alabama, and Louisiana, where there are contesting delegations, a committee on credentials shall be appointed by the several delegations to report upon said States.

A spirited and able debate was continued up to near nine o'clock. The previous question on the pending resolution and amendments was moved and seconded, when a motion to adjourn until ten o'clock Tuesday morning prevailed.

SECOND DAY.--BALTIMORE, June 19.--The Convention met this morning at 10 o'clock.

The resolutions on the admission of delegates were amended so as to read that the credentials of all persons claiming seats in this Convention, made vacant by the secession of delegates at Charleston, be referred to the committee on credentials.

This was adopted under a call for the previous question.

The Convention then adjourned until 5 P. M., to await the report of the committee.

At 5 o'clock the Convention met pursuant to adjournment, and the Committee on Credentials not being ready to report, adjourned until to-morrow.

THIRD DAY.--BALTIMORE, June 20.--The Convention met at five o'clock, and adjourned till ten to-morrow. The Committee on Credentials are still unable to report.

Mr. Avery, of North Carolina, Mr. Saulsbury, of Delaware, and other Southern Delegates, waited on Dean Richmond, Chairman of the New York delegation, to- day, with a proposition to admit all the seceding delegates, with the understanding that no candidate shall be nominated who was voted for at Charleston, thus excluding Douglas, Hunter, Dickinson, Lann, Guthrie, Davis and Johnson, but it is not probable that the proposition will be accepted.

There is no foundation for the report that the Douglasites have threatened to withdraw from the Convention under any circumstances.

It is rumored that the delay of the report of the Committee will embarrass the Seceders, as the Convention in Richmond is advertised to meet to-morrow. But this is not entitled to credence, as it is known that the President of that Convention, together with the South Carolina delegates and others, are now in Richmond, ready to meet at the appointment of the time, and adjourn from day to day till the rising of the Convention here.

Wesleyan Female Institute
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Summary: Announcement of the commencement exercises of the Wesleyan Female Institute. The Baccalaureate Sermon will be preached by Rev. Wheeler.
(Names in announcement: Rev. J.K. Wheeler)
From the Valley Star
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Summary: The Rockbridge County members of the M. E. Church have decided to separate themselves from the General Conference.
Origin of Article: Valley Star
Trailer: John Hamilton, Ch'n.; Wesley Hardy, Sec'y.
[No Title]
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Summary: Lexington Station M.E. members agree with the action of the Rockbridge members.
Trailer: John C. Middleton, Ch'n.; Robert I. Hillie, Sec'y.
Military Meeting
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Summary: A notice for the meeting of the West View Volunteer Company to elect officers.
(Names in announcement: F.C. Roberts, J. Olin Hobbs)
Trailer: F. C. Roberts, Chairman; J. Olin Hobbs, Sec'y.; Spec copy.
The M. E. Church and Slavery
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Summary: Loudon County M. E. members also reject the General Conference's action on the subject of slavery.
Singular Affair
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Summary: A runaway slave is caught after coming to a town and living there for several years, marrying and having two kids.
Origin of Article: Lewisburg Chronicle
Trailer: Lewisburg Chronicle
The "Rail Maker"--A Keen Retort
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Summary: Another article supporting Douglas and attacking Lincoln.
North Carolina
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Summary: Several North Carolina electors are supporting Douglas.
Origin of Article: Wash. States
Trailer: Wash. States
The Railroad Connection--Difficulties Answered
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Summary: The Orange and Alexandria and the Virginia Central R. R. have resolved their differences, so the mail will get through.
Origin of Article: Alex. Gazette
Trailer: Alex. Gazette

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Description of Page: European news in column 1. Story of 14 year old girl and 31 year old man getting married in column 2. Small blurb about Lincoln in column 2.

Shocking Tragedy in Texas
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Summary: A Texas slave, after being whipped, killed his master and his master's family, confessed and was hung, along with three other black men.
Origin of Article: Hoskins Monitor
Vigilance Committee
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Summary: A committee was formed to rid Orange County, Virginia of anyone inciting slaves to disobey their owners.
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Summary: Married on June 7.
(Names in announcement: Rev. J.R. Wheeler, Mr. George W. Freed, Miss Margaret H. Barger)
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Summary: Married on June 14.
(Names in announcement: Rev. J.R. Wheeler, Mr. George Gollady, Miss Martha Williams)
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Summary: Mary Hanger died on June 8 at age 3.
(Names in announcement: Mary Hanger, Peter Hanger, Margaret Hanger)
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Summary: Samuel Humphreys died near Greenville on June 11 at age 75.
(Names in announcement: Mr. Samuel Humphreys)
Apportionment of the Capitation Tax
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Summary: A list of the Augusta County school commissioners and the tax from each district.
(Names in announcement: Judson McCoy, James Ponge, Robert Gamble, George Seawright, J.M. McCue, Phillip Airhart, Thomas S. Hogshead, Alex Anderson, William Smith, N. Kerr, S.B. Finley, J.G. Patterson, G.W. Mowry, John McCue, William Withrow, Cyrus Coiner, R.M. White, M. Pilson, Martin Coiner, Wm. F. Smith, John Harris, D.C. Gilkeson, A.A. McPheeters, Joseph Smith, Wm. Sunley, Ad. McCutchen, Wm. Thompson, Wm. J. Calhoun, S.K. Taylor, J.H. Bear, James Berry, W.W. Montgomery, G.W. Imboden)
Trailer: G. W. Imboden, Sup't S. A. C.

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