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Staunton Vindicator: September 14, 1860

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Description of Page: Poetry, "Saddened Hearts," in column 4

A New Fire-Arm
(Column 5)
Summary: Lorenzo Sibert presented his new breech loading gun to the U. S. Government, and it has been approved by the Secretary of War.
(Names in announcement: Mr. Lorenzo Sibert)
Origin of Article: London American
Trailer: London American

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Description of Page: Various notes on Douglas campaigns across the state and country including Alexander Stephens's speech for Douglas in column 5 and a description of Douglas's recent travels.

[No Title]
(Column 1)
Summary: John McDaniel will resign as President of the Virginia and Tennessee RR Company.
(Names in announcement: John Robin McDaniel)
[No Title]
(Column 1)
Summary: Com. Ingraham has been given command of the U.S. Steamer Richmond.
(Names in announcement: Com. Ingraham)
Senator Mason
(Column 2)
Summary: Attacks Senator Mason on the grounds that he does not represent his constituency because he does not support Douglas.
Court of Appeals
(Column 3)
Summary: Cases from the Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia. Augusta cases included Kelley v. White, Alexander & Guthrie v. McCue et al., Hogshead et al. v. Baylor, and Hoover v. Calhoun et al.
(Names in announcement: Kelley, White, Alexander, Guthrie, McCue, Hogshead, Baylor, Hoover, Calhoun)
The Encampment
(Column 4)
Summary: The Staunton Artillery are camped at Stribling Springs.
(Names in announcement: John Crawford)
Douglas Club
(Column 4)
Summary: The Douglas club was entertained by speeches by Capt. Harman and Col. Baylor.
(Names in announcement: Capt. J.A. Harman, Col. George Baylor)
Political Speaking
(Column 4)
Summary: A list of speaking engagements for Gen. Harman, Dr. Moffett and Mr. Liggett.
(Names in announcement: Gen. William H. Harman, Dr. S.H. Moffett, Esq. J.N. Liggett)
Commissioners of Election
(Column 4)
Summary: A list of the Commissioners of Election. Augusta's are J. Baylor, H. Bell, and M. Harman.
(Names in announcement: Jacob Baylor, H.M. Bell, M.G. Harman)
Slaves Set Free
(Column 5)
Summary: George Isler died recently, and his will set all 15 or 20 of his slaves free.

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For the Vindicator
(Column 1)
Summary: Yet another Breckinridge supporter avails himself of the Vindicator's offer to print letters of the friends of Breckinridge and Lane. This writer argues that the great question separating the two wings of the Democratic party is squatter sovereignty. He includes an article entitled "Squatter Sovereignty" that appeared in the Vindicator in 1856 when the present editor was the sole acting editor. In that earlier article, the editor wrote "Congress has no right to to legislate upon the subject of slavery, and hence cannot confer that power upon the inhabitants of a territory."
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(Column 2)
Summary: The Methodist Episcopal Church thanks the County Court for letting the Church use the Court House during their renovations.
(Names in announcement: A.D. Trotter, E.R. Veitch, Gen. William H. Harman)
Trailer: E. R. Veitch, Pres't. A. D. Trotter, Sec'y.
(Column 3)
Summary: Rev. Crawford married J. Corby and Deby Rudy on September 13.
(Names in announcement: Rev. J.H. Crawford, Mr. Jabin B. Corby, Miss Deby Rudy)
(Column 3)
Summary: Mary Warden died on September 8 after a "protracted illness."
(Names in announcement: Mrs. Mary Warden)
(Column 3)
Summary: William Young died on September 8 at his house.
(Names in announcement: Capt. William Young)
(Column 2)
Summary: William Atkinson, infant son of Alexander and Rose Atkinson died on September 10.
(Names in announcement: John William Atkinson, Alexander Atkinson, Rose Anne Atkinson)
(Column 3)
Summary: Christian Rusmisel died on September 7 at age 74. He was a member of the German Reformed Church.
(Names in announcement: Mr. Christian Rusmisel)

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