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Staunton Vindicator: October 12, 1860

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Description of Page: Article on Douglas and the tariff in column 4. Several articles detail the Douglas campaign around the country. Poem at top of column 6.

Horrible Cruelty
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Summary: Charles Hudson of Mecklenberg was convicted of the second-degree murder of his slave, Jane, and sentenced to 18 years in prison.

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Description of Page: Two Yancey articles in column 5. Top is difficult to read. Article on Breckinridge's chances in Virginia in column 6.

Grand Rally of the National Democracy at Staunton, Wednesday, October 24th, '60.
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Summary: Call for a "Grand Rally and Mass Meeting" in Staunton.
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Summary: Maj. James Dorman, Asst. Elector for 11th District will speak in Staunton in support of Douglas.
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Summary: W. Gordon and Dr. Moffett will speak to the Douglas Club Saturday.
(Names in announcement: Dr. S.H. Moffett)
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Summary: Gen. Harman spoke in Charlottesville and will address Richmond's Douglas Club and the Democracy of Petersburg later in the week.
(Names in announcement: Gen. Harman)
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Summary: Col. Baylor and Gen. Harman spoke to a enthusiastic crowd at Mt. Sidney.
(Names in announcement: Gen. W.H. Harman, Col. George Baylor)
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(Column 1)
Summary: John Mitchell is selling his estate "Taleyries."
(Names in announcement: Esq. John Mitchell)
The Insult to the Tenth Legion
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Summary: The Address of the State Executive Committee of the National Democracy to the people of Virginia. They looked at the recommendation of Jacob Baylor, namely that the electoral votes of Virginia be based on the percentage of popular vote Breckinridge and Douglas received, but some Breckinridge supporters would not accept that. The Vindicator calls for sensible Breckinridge people to turn to Douglas.
(Names in announcement: Esq. Jacob Baylor, Thos. Michie, W.A. Abney, W.H. Watts, Alex B. Cochran, Col. H.L. Opie, W.H. Peyton)
What was Decided?
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Summary: Explains and interprets the Dred Scot decision and looks at Chief Justice Taney's conclusion.
Hon. Wm. L. Yancey's Speech
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Summary: Letter to the editor about Yancey's speech. The author praises Yancey for his eloquence and his convictions.
(Names in announcement: Esq. James H. Skinner)
Trailer: P.
Breckinridge Club
(Column 6)
Summary: Howe Peyton addressed the Breckinridge Club on Friday and gave a very impressive speech.
(Names in announcement: Mr. Howe Y. Peyton)

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Meeting of the State Executive Committee of the National Democracy
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Summary: The text of the State Executive Committee reaction to Jacob Baylor's proposal.
(Names in announcement: Jacob Baylor)
Origin of Article: Virginia Independant
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Summary: Married on October 9. Mr. Thompson is from Arkansas.
(Names in announcement: Rev. W.G. Campbell, Miss Virginia L. Hall, T.J. Thompson)
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Summary: Jinnie Dunlap, daughter of William Dunlap of Augusta, died in Brownsburg on October 2 at age 16.
(Names in announcement: Jinnie Dunlap, William Dunlap)

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