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Staunton Vindicator: April 24, 1863

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Description of Page: This page contains a poem, a reprint of an address by President Davis relating to the production of provisions, a reprint of a plan by Secretary of War James A. Seddon for implementing Davis's proclamation, a list of dying words of famous persons, a report from the Confederate Congress, a reprint of an article noting the number of Virginians who had relocated to Rome, Georgia, and miscellaneous war news.

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Description of Page: This page includes war news, letters endorsing political candidates, the texts of proclamations by Governor Letcher regarding upcoming elections, an announcement by Letcher of his candidacy for Congress from the 11th District, a reprint of a list of deserters from the Staunton Artillery, assorted announcements, legal notices, and advertisements.

Deserter Shot
(Column 1)
Summary: A deserter calling himself Michael Burus was arrested en route to Staunton, sent to Richmond, and shot to death there while trying to escape.
(Names in announcement: Michael Burus)
Gov. Letcher
(Column 1)
Summary: Gov. Letcher has announced his candidacy for representative from his old district in the next Congress. His service to his constituency, his state, and the Confederacy demonstrates that he would be an able statesman and an efficient representative.
Western Virginia
(Column 2)
Summary: The editor comments on a report from the Wheeling Intelligencer that western Virginians overwhelmingly ratified an amended Constitution, surmising that many fake votes were cast and that many were coerced into voting in favor of the Constitution. The editor is certain that the majority in western Virginia support their old state.
The President's Message
(Column 2)
Summary: The editor commends the quick response in Augusta County for calling a meeting to implement the President's proclamation and encourages a large turnout.
(Column 4)
Summary: Barbara Shreckhise, 92, died April 15 at the home of her son, George Shreckhise, near Mt. Sidney.
(Names in announcement: George Shreckhise, Mrs. Barbara Shreckhise)
$200 Reward!
(Column 4)
Summary: Sam, about 15, well formed, well grown, yellow complexion; Caroline, black, tall, straight, missing her left thumb; and her two children, Mary Adaline, about 7, and Armistead, about 4, ran away from Mr. A. Atkinson's near Mint Spring, last Saturday, and are believed to be heading toward Winchester. James H. Carson will pay $200 for the return of Sam, and Mr. Atkinson will pay the same for the return of the others.
(Names in announcement: James H. Carson, Mr. A. Atkinson)
Sabbath School Exhibition
(Column 4)
Summary: The Sabbath School, connected with the M. E. Church of Staunton, will give an exhibition to benefit the families of soldiers on May 7. Tickets are $1.
(Column 7)
Summary: By order of the surgeon in charge, J. W. Morgan, Chief Steward, issues a caution that impostors are canvassing the county representing themselves as agents for the purchase of supplies for the General Hospital at Staunton. The authorized agents are Augustus Blouth and Henry K. Bryan.
(Names in announcement: Augustus Blouth, Henry K. Bryan, J. W. MorganChief Steward)