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Staunton Vindicator: September 14, 1860

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Description of Page: A short discussion of Walter Scott's early life in column 7.

The Treason of Stephen Arnold Douglas
(Column 3)
Summary: An article describing Douglas's supposed coalition with the Black Republicans.
Origin of Article: New York Day Book
Trailer: John Hancock
[No Title]
(Column 7)
Summary: People in Texas who are suspected of being Abolitionists are being hanged or kicked out of the state. Two map "pedlers" were just put on a ship to New York because they were suspected of spying for the Abolitionists.

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Description of Page: "A Question for Breckinridge Supporters" in column 5. Print is faint and difficult to read in places. It is impossible to read half of column 7.

Breckinridge Club
(Column 1)
Summary: Details another meeting of the Breckinridge Club.
(Names in announcement: H.L. Opie)
Trailer: H. L. Opie, Ch'n.
The Discussion on Tuesday Night
(Column 2)
Summary: Col. Barbour of Virginia spoke to the Democracy of Augusta after a discussion between Hon. Gallagher of Maryland and Hon. Leake, a Breckinridge supporter.
(Names in announcement: Col. A.M. Barbour)
[No Title]
(Column 1)
Summary: Last Saturday a bright aurora was seen in the Northern skies.
Mr. Editor:
(Column 2)
Summary: Letter from Texas congratulating the Vindicator for its strong stand supporting the Douglas ticket.
Trailer: Yours truly, B. A. B.
The Meeting Wednesday Night
(Column 4)
Summary: A meeting of the Constitutional-Union Party took place in the Court House. Speakers included Capt. Imboden, President of the Bell and Everett Club, Mr. Bumgardner and Mr. Doyle.
(Names in announcement: Capt. J.D. Imboden, Mr. Bumgardner, Mr. Doyle)
Samuel Cootes, Esq.
(Column 4)
Summary: Samuel Cootes will address the Democracy of Augusta on Saturday.
(Names in announcement: Esq. Samuel Cootes)
Fatal Affray
(Column 4)
Summary: John Knight was killed during a fight with Stephen Shifflet in Starsburg. Shifflett was taken to jail to await an investigation.
(Names in announcement: John Knight, Stephen Shifflet)
Trailer: Tenth Legion
A Sketch of the Proceedings of the Council of the Town of Staunton
(Column 6)
Summary: At the Staunton Town Council meeting, Mayor Trout and members Crawford, Sterrett, Baylor, Taylor, Bell and Price passed an ordinance getting a loan to repair and improve streets ruined by the floods.
(Names in announcement: M.K. Trout, B. Crawford, W.G. Sterrett, G. Baylor, S.P. Taylor, H.M. Bell, G.E. Price, M.G. Harman, J.D. Imboden, James Patterson, J.B. Skinner, E.M. Taylor, B.F. Points)
Trailer: Teste, James F. Patterson
To the State Central Committee of the Douglas and Breckinridge Democratic Party of Va.
(Column 6)
Summary: Jacob Baylor calls for a meeting of the Breckinridge and Douglas factions in order to come up with a common electoral ticket in Virginia against Bell and Everett.
(Names in announcement: Jacob Baylor)
Trailer: Jacob Baylor

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In Council for the Town of Staunton
(Column 1)
Summary: Text of an ordinance submitted by the Mayor that authorized a loan for repairing and improving Staunton's streets and sidewalks and widening and deepening the creek that passes through the town.
Trailer: Jas. F. Patterson, Cl'k.
(Column 2)
Summary: Mr. Brooks died on September 14 at age 50. He was formerly the postmaster of Staunton. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church.
(Names in announcement: Norborne C. Brooks)
Tribute of Respect
(Column 2)
Summary: Tribute of respect from the Masons for Brother William Young.
(Names in announcement: William Young, H.M. Bell, J.F. Patterson, Wm. A. Burke)

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