Staunton Vindicator: July 6, 1860Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
Mr. Douglas' Letter of Acceptance
(Column 3)Summary: Douglas accepts the Presidential nomination of the Baltimore Democratic convention and explains his political stance.
Trailer: S. A. DouglasAcceptance of Hon. Marshall V. Johnson
(Column 4)Summary: Johnson accepts the nomination for Vice President on the Douglas ticket.Virginia Central Railroad, President's Office, To the Editors of the Sentinel
(Column 5)Summary: Several items about the Central RR and the Orange and Alexandria RR and the mail delivery problem.
(Names in announcement: Mr. Barbour, E. Fontaine)Origin of Article: Sentinel
National Democratic Nominees
(Column 1)Summary: National Democratic nominees and Democratic Electors from each district. Includes 11th District elector, Wm. Harman.Our Position
(Names in announcement: Wm. H. Harman)
(Column 1)Summary: The Vindicator expresses its official support for Douglas for President.
Full Text of Article:Ladies' Fair
The present aspect of the Democratic party, split in twain as it is, and presenting to the American people the unparalleled fact in its history of having two candidates for the Presidency, is painful to every friend of the old organization. But there is no time like that when clouds of adversity hang thickly over us, so fitting for us firmly, decidedly and proudly to stand forth in the support and defense of that which we deem to be right. Friendship and devotion are but mockery and hypocrisy if they do not shine the brighter when the hour of need arrives. If there is a principle, it is worth fighting for, and the more determined and steady that contest is made, in that proportion is its virtue developed.
Thus believing, we this week hoist the names of STEPHEN A. DOUGLAS, of Illinois, and HERSCHEL V. JOHNSON, of Georgia, as our candidates for the Presidency and Vice Presidency of the United States, having been, in our opinion, nominated by the regularly organized National Convention of the Democratic party. Our devotion is to the party and not the men.
In taking this position we are actuated by a conscientious conviction, and a sense of honor, which we hold to be sacred. To violate these would justly subject us to the scorn and loathing of every honorable man, even though his convictions of political duty were different from our own. And in the course of this canvass we confidently expect to demonstrate, to every candid mind, that we are right. We expect clearly to prove that the position assigned us by the District Convention, held at Harrisonburg on the 9th of April last, is that upon which our ticket stands, and which this District has endorsed--not only this, but the position the States herself assumed through the election of a majority of her delegates to Charleston--the position, in fact, upon which the Democratic party of the United States stands by virtue of solemn and honorable compact.
In discussing the questions which legitimately present themselves in this canvass, we intend to be governed by a spirit of candor and fair dealing, which is the natural off-spring of a conviction of right. We shall not assail the motives of those of the Democratic party who now differ with us, nor attack the character of the candidates of their choice. We mean carefully to abstain from any line of animadversion which might lead to a further breach in our ranks, or encourage and cultivate a feeling of individual hostility. We will write our honest convictions, deduced from fair and correct bases, in courteous and becoming terms, thus endeavoring to perpetuate the kindly feelings which have existed between party friends with whom we have stood shoulder to shoulder heretofore in crossing swords with a common enemy. A more painful and sever task was never imposed by a sense of duty, but we shall march to the work with a firm and steady step.
Having thus indicated the line of policy we shall pursue, it only remains for us in this connection to tender most cheerfully to those of our Democratic friends who may differ with us, the free use of the columns of the Vindicator for fair and legitimate discussion. We want the whole Democratic party to have a hearing, and publishing a Democratic paper, we will cordially yield it as a medium through which those who desire to address the public, can do so. We ask the same tolerance for our convictions and views that we extend to others, and when the battle is fought and the victory won, we will yield as quietly and as gracefully to the will of the majority as any other man.
(Column 1)Summary: Announcement of a Fair by the women of the M. E. Church. The proceeds will help the M.E. Church complete its new building, which is presently "languishing for want of funds."To Our City Fathers
(Column 1)Summary: The Vindicator states that, if the city fathers want to do the town an "actual good," they should fix the pump at Bickle's corner.A Word Personal
(Column 2)Summary: Editorial refutes claims that the editor was promised a job or reward if Douglas was elected in return for supporting Douglas at the Baltimore Convention.A Suggestion
(Column 2)Summary: The Vindicator agrees to adopt the proposal that would give Virginia's electoral votes to Breckinridge, if he receives more electoral votes outside of Virginia than Douglas does, or vice versa.
Full Text of Article:Population of Staunton
In the present distracted and divided condition of the Democratic party, any plan, it seems to us, which can so harmonize its elements as to concentrate them in the result, ought, as a matter of State pride and Democratic devotion, to be adopted. The Alexandria Sentinel, in that spirit of conciliation and conservatism which ever marks its counsels, has suggested the principle of the true solution of the difficulty in the State. The Rockingham Register has adopted it, as have other papers. We, ourselves, receive the principle of a single Electoral Ticket, with the understanding that if Douglas receives more Electoral votes outside of Virginia than Breckinridge, the vote of Virginia be cast for him, and if Breckinridge receives more Electoral votes outside of Virginia than Douglas, then the vote be cast for him. This would secure the Electoral vote of Virginia for a Democratic candidate for the Presidency. This proposition it seems to us contains a simple solution of all the difficulties which present themselves in Virginia, and will enable us, instead of waging a fratricidal warfare, to direct our blows against a common enemy. The destiny of the Virginia Democracy is the same--its efforts should harmonize in the accomplishment of that destiny--and, if we should, as we now do, differ as to the means to be employed, let us so control our action that it may result in maintaining our Democratic ascendancy.
(Column 2)Summary: The census of Staunton, done by J. B. Watts, showed Staunton to have 3717 people. North Augusta County was done by R. Burke and the South by Col. James Lilley.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Maj. J.B. Watts, Esq. George Seawright, Mr. R. Burke, Col. James Lilley)
(Column 2)Summary: Mary, a black girl "belonging to the estate of James Ruddle of Shenandoah," was burned to death when her clothes caught fire.Wesleyan Female Institute
(Names in announcement: Mary )
(Column 3)Summary: Reprint of the Spectator's article that praises the Wesleyan Female Institute and details the recent commencement exercises. Mattie Cooke and Mollie McCoy of Augusta graduated from the school.
(Names in announcement: Professor Arbogast, Miss Mattie Cooke, Miss Mollie McCoy)Origin of Article: Staunton SpectatorEditorial Comment: The present Principal, Prof. Arbogast, has made it an excellent school.
Full Text of Article:Virginia Female Institute
Two graduates, Miss L. Ruse and Miss B. Persinger, read a dialogue entitled "The folly of devoting too much time to accomplishments."
(Column 3)Summary: The Virginia Female Institute held its commencement ceremony on June 25.Fourth of July
(Names in announcement: Rev. R.H. Phillips)
(Column 3)Summary: The Fourth of July celebration included Turner's Silver Coronet Band, the West Augusta Guards under Capt. Baylor, and the Staunton Artillery under Lt. T. L. Harman.Officers of the Junior Blues
(Names in announcement: Turner, Capt. Baylor, Lt. T.L. Harman, Capt. John Barleycorn)
(Column 3)Summary: Lists officers of the Junior Blues, a juvenile military company.
(Names in announcement: J.D. Lilley, L. Harman, R.T. Philips, A.H.H. Stuart, J.W. Blackburn, C.W. Turner, J.C. Lilley, J.H. Wayt, E. Berkeley, F. Stribling, F. Brook, J.R. Scherer, E.O. Kinney, C. Stafford, S. Scherer)Origin of Article: Staunton SpectatorHon. H.L. Hopkins
(Column 4)Summary: Letter from H.L. Hopkins, the Democratic elector from the 2nd District, Virginia, in which he criticizes the actions of the seceders from the regular Democratic convention. He rejects their claim that the Convention that nominated Breckinridge and Lane was the regular Democratic Convention. He expresses his loyalty to the party and its principles.
Editorial Comment: Hopkins is "one of the most consistent and able Democrats in the State."[No Title]
(Column 4)Summary: The Democrats of Albemarle County agreed to support the nomination of Breckinridge and Lane, although they are willing to cooperate with "our friends of the Democratic party throughout the State."[No Title]
(Column 4)Summary: Joseph Waddell was appointed to fill W. Baylor's spot as Commissioner in Chancery for the Circuit Court of Augusta.Virginia Female Institute
(Names in announcement: Esq. Joseph Waddell, Capt. William Baylor, Judge Thompson)
(Column 5)Summary: Details of the Commencement Exercises at the Virginia Female Institute, including the names of the graduates and the prizes awarded. Most of the students are from others counties in Virginia, with the exception of the three Augusta women listed above.Reception of Governor Letcher in Staunton
(Names in announcement: F.M. Churchman, R.P. Taylor, C.J. Woodward)
(Column 6)Summary: Governor Hatcher came and spoke in Staunton. He was welcomed by the West Augusta Guard under Capt. Baylor and the Staunton Artillery under Lt. Harman as well as Turner's Cornet Band and the Junior Blues under Capt. Lilley.For the Vindicator, To the Democracy of Augusta and Highland
(Names in announcement: Capt. Wm. Baylor, Lieut. T.L. Harman, Capt. Lilley, Turner)
(Column 7)Summary: Letter reprints part of a speech that Breckinridge gave in which he stated that he wanted to strengthen the Union, not break it up. The writer cautions readers "against pledging yourselves to any particular candidate until you have had an opportunity of hearing all the reasons both for and against him."
Full Text of Article:
Breckinridge said, "Instead of breaking up the Union, we intend to strengthen and lengthen it. [A voice from the crowd said 'Cuba.']"
Trailer: Many Friends
Description of Page: Article about the friends of Douglas campaign in Petersburg, column 1.
(Column 3)Summary: Married on June 14.Died
(Names in announcement: Rev. Martin Garber, Wm. H. Cullen, Mildred A. Jackson)
(Column 3)Summary: Peter, aged 6, and William, aged 7, died on June 18 and June 20, respectively. They were the second and third children of Peter and Margaret Hanger to die in June.Died
(Names in announcement: Peter Hanger, Wm. G. Hanger, Peter Hanger, Margaret Hanger)
(Column 3)Summary: Jane Herring died at her brother's residence on June 27.Died
(Names in announcement: Miss Jane B. Herring, Bethuel Herring)
(Column 3)Summary: Mary Bell Snapp died on June 15 at age 6 months.
(Names in announcement: Mary Bell Snapp, Robert B. Snapp, Mary L. Snapp)
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