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Staunton Vindicator: November 9, 1860

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Description of Page: Poetry in column 3. Napoleon's views of Christ in column 3. Article about a 104 year old veteran of the Battle at Bunker Hill in column 5. Letter to editor about the climate and products of California in column 7.

The Old Jackson Doctrines on Secession and Disunion
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Summary: Letter by Amos Kendall concerning the South's potential secession if Lincoln is elected.
Origin of Article: Washington Constitution
[No Title]
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Summary: Several short pieces of wisdom.

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Description of Page: Events in Nicaragua in column 1 and in Italy in column 2.

The Union in Danger! Mass Meeting of the People of Augusta
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Summary: Call for a meeting in Staunton, "irrespective of parties," to "consult as to what steps are necessary for the preservation of the Union."
(Names in announcement: A.C. Gilkeson, James Cochran, B.F. Polnis, L. WaddellJr., John L. Peyton, Robert Cowan, S.M. Yost, James B. Baldwin, George Baylor, Alex Stuart, John C. McCue, Joseph N. Woodward, Benjamin Crawford, J. Wayt, B. Hansel, John K. Woods, W.W. Donaghe, James Gregory, G.M. CochranJr., Robert L. Doyle, N.K. Trout, H.W. Sheffey, C. JohnsonJr., F. McCue, Jonathan Galladay, John S. Churchman, John D. Imboden, G.W. Imboden, David S. Young, Edwin M. Taylor, John F. Smith, Thomas A. Bledsoe, A.M. Bruce, R. Mauzy, L.R. Waddell, H.M. Bell, J. BumgardnerJr., Breeze Johnson, John N. Hendren, S.M. Templeton, Henry Hass, Thomas Marshall, W.B. Kayser, W.B. Young, S.B. Finley, C.T. Cochran, William Kenney)
Full Text of Article:





The undersigned unite in recommending that the people of Augusta, irrespective of parties, assemble in MASS MEETING at Staunton, on

SATURDAY, NOV. 17th 1860,

to consult as to what steps are necessary for the preservation of the Union in the present alarming condition of our Country.

A G Gilkeson, James Cochran, B F Points, John C McCue, L Waddell, Jr., Jos N Woodward, John L Peyton, Benj Crawford, Robt Cowan, J Wayt, S M Yost, B Hansel, Jno B Baldwin, Jno K Woods, Geo Baylor, W W Donaghe, Alex H H Stuart, Jas Gregory, G M Cochran, Jr., A M Bruce, Robt L Doyle, R Mauzy, N K Trout, L R Waddell, H W Sheffey, H M Bell, C Johnson, Jr., J Bumgardner, Jr., F McCue, Breeze Johnson, Jonathan Goladay, Jno N Hendren, Jno S Churchman, S M Templeton, Jno D Imboden, Henry Hass, G W Imboden Thos Marshal, David S Young, W B Kayser, Edwin M Taylor, W B Young, Jno F Smith, S B Finley, T M Durborau, C T Cochran, Thos A Bledsoe, Wm Kenney.
[No Title]
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Summary: George Baylor spoke in Nelson County last Monday.
(Names in announcement: George Baylor)
Rally on Monday Night
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Summary: The Democrats held a rally on the day before the election.
(Names in announcement: Gen. Harman, S.B. Brown, W.A. Burke, Capt. J.A. Harman)
The Contest Closed
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Summary: The election is over, and the opponents of the South have won. The Vindicator blames Lincoln's election on "the madness and folly of the South herself."
Full Text of Article:

The Contest Closed.

The fight is over, and the victory achieved by the opposition to the South. Lincoln is elected President through the madness and the folly of the South herself; and it now remains to be seen whether or no the councils of prudence, conservatism and right will sway the minds of the people, or rush with blind indifference into all the horrors and griefs of internecine warfare. The question is plainly presented whether our system of government, inaugurated at so great a cost of blood and treasure, and rising in its results to a position of grandeur the world before has never witnessed, is to prove a failure or not. If wild infatuation shall rule the action of some of the extreme Southern States, and revolution is precipitated upon us, we can honestly lay our hand upon our heart and say we "did it not." We labored arduously, perserveringly and almost incessantly for what we frankly believed the best interests of our glorious old Commonwealth and our common Country, but it has been in vain. The "deep damnation of conscious guilt" must rest somewhere, but it is not with us. We can look at the coming storm with no other sensation than painful sorrow, prepared with a firm purpose to strike only for what is right.

"Thrice is he arm'd who hath is quarrel just

And he but naked, though lock'd up in steel,

Whose conscience with injustice is corrupted."

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Summary: The Vindicator is against disunion as long as Lincoln doesn't violate the "rights of the South."
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Summary: Editorial lauding the return to harmony among the Democrats now that the election is over.
Augusta County
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Summary: Official vote for Augusta County.
The Presidential Election
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Summary: Election results from other areas.
Important from South Carolina. Columbia, S. C. Nov. 6, 1860.
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Summary: Discussion of the reaction of the South Carolina Legislature to Lincoln's election and of its decision to secede.
(Names in announcement: J.M. McCue)
Trailer: J. M. McC.
Important from Alabama
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Summary: The Alabama Legislature called for a state convention to prepare for the "defense of the State." The Georgia Legislature is debating the same issues.
[No Title]
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Summary: U. S. Arsenals in Augusta, Georgia and Fayetteville, North Carolina are being guarded by federal troops.
[No Title]
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Summary: A black woman in Richmond, emancipated 10 years ago, petitioned to be returned to slavery and selected John Tyler as her master.
Minute Men in the South
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Summary: The preamble of the bylaws adopted by Minute Men of Edgefield, S. C.

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Description of Page: Article about men eaten by sharks in Boston in column 1. Update of Texas and Mexican conflicts in column 1. 1859 Virginia election results in column 3.

[No Title]
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Summary: Census statistics for blacks and mulattos.
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Summary: Letter to the editor concerning an outbreak of diphtheria in Mason County.
Health in the United States
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Summary: The people of the United States are the healthiest in the world.

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