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Staunton Vindicator: October 9, 1863

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Description of Page: This page includes a reprinted list of deserters from the 52nd Regiment of Virginia Volunteers, proceedings of the General Assembly, war news, and advertisements.

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Description of Page: Also on this page are war news, the text of Governor Letcher's proclamation calling for the formation of volunteer companies for local protection, advertisements, and notices.

Light! Light!
(Column 1)
Summary: Several hundred barrels of rosin headed to Staunton have not yet arrived. The citizens, along with the president and directors of the gas company, await their arrival so that the town may again have gas light.
Saving the Tenth
(Column 1)
Summary: A man who lives in Staunton but who has a plantation nearby instructed his "servant" to haul nine loads of oats to the barn and to bring the tenth load to the quartermaster as payment of the tithe tax. When the owner returned to his plantation a few days later and asked if the tenth load had been properly delivered, he was told no, that the government would not get the tenth load because all of the oats had been crammed into nine loads.
(Column 1)
Summary: David Preston, of Captain Hobson's Company, General Imboden's command, was arrested for theft but escaped, only to be arrested again the next day in Staunton. John Ayres of the same company was arrested the next day as an accomplice of Preston's. Both are confined to jail.
(Names in announcement: General Imboden, David Preston, John Ayres)
A Good Move
(Column 2)
Summary: The editor asserts that the price legislation is a good move and suggests that every state follow Virginia's lead in enacting such legislation.
The Hope of the North
(Column 3)
Summary: The editor copies an excerpt from the New York Times, which he calls "that out-and-out abolition sheet," on the number of African-American troops in the Union army and then launches into a long discussion of how and why the North has to force slaves into service. The editor notes that twenty million white people in the North cannot subjugate the South, but the North nevertheless believes that additional African-American troops will make a difference.
(Column 5)
Summary: Sarah M. Burton, of Parnassus, married William Y. Fauver in Staunton on October 1, with Rev. Mr. Dice officiating.
(Names in announcement: Rev. Mr. Dice, William Y. Fauver, Miss Sarah M. Burton)
(Column 5)
Summary: Mary J. Oden married Major Jared D. []erwin on September 21 at the home of her father in Mossy Creek, Augusta County, with Rev. D. W. Arnold officiating.
(Names in announcement: Rev. D. W. Arnold, Miss Mary J. Oden)
(Column 5)
Summary: George W. Marshall, 26, died October 3 of flux at the home of his father near Staunton.
(Names in announcement: George W. Marshall)
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(Column 6)
Summary: The Augusta Medical Society will meet October 14.
(Names in announcement: S. KennerlyJr.)