Staunton Vindicator: January 11, 1867Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
A Primitive Region
(Column 6)Summary: The article notes that the county of McDowell, located in southwestern Virginia, is so remote that it only has a handful of roads, no post-office, doctors or lawyers, and a "low cabin" that serves as the court house.The Condition of the Freedmen at Arlington
(Column 7)Summary: According to the article, the freedmen at the refugee camp on the outskirts of Arlington are "destitute and desperate." Known locally as the "Freedmen's Village," the camp contains a "thousand poor benighted creatures scattered in their scanty clothing, freezing habitations" whose only source of food is government rations. Though the article does not doubt the merciful motives that lay behind the establishment of the camp, it contends the project was "a mistake" because the refugees are "in a dreary spot, away from all civilized habitations," thus "even those who are able to do something for a subsistence cannot possibly find anything to do."
Origin of Article: National IntelligencerVotes on the Changes
(Column 7)Summary: Discusses the issues currently under consideration at the annual conference of the Southern Methodist Church, and includes the results from the measures voted upon thus far. The two topics being debated by church authorities are whether to remove "Southern" from the name of the church and whether to admit lay delegates.
Origin of Article: Richmond Advocate
(Column 1)Summary: The editors offer a positive assessment of the President's veto message of the bill to grant suffrage rights to blacks in the District of Columbia, and concur with the logic behind his decision.[No Title]
(Column 1)Summary: The Constitution, contend the editors, will be the first casualty if the Radicals' rise to power. At present, it is the key obstacle blocking their schemes, though they are seeking to overcome it through a "series of amendments and unconstitutional acts." The nation, relate the editors, must remain vigilant to check the Radicals' nefarious plans.[No Title]
(Column 2)Summary: Gov. Bramlette argues that amnesty is the only solution to the problems facing the nation. Without forgiveness, he states, "there is no real peace."
Origin of Article: KentuckyEditorial Comment: "The following extract from the Message of Gov. Bramlette, of Kentucky, deserves to be printed in letters of gold and hung up in the Halls of our National Legislature, as a perpetual reminder to the members of Congress of the short sighted policy they seem determined to pursue, and warn them of the results they may entail upon the country by their reckless course. He says:"[No Title]
(Column 2)Summary: A bill to organize a militia of all men between the ages of eighteen and forty-five has been introduced in Congress, reports the article. The act also calls for the creation of a national guard consisting of two regiments of infantry for each district and territory represented in Congress, one of which would be composed of blacks. Additionally, "more than one-third of the enrolled militia" will be black. No participant of the late war will be commissioned as officers or privates in the national guard, whose main functions would be to "suppress insurrection" and "enforce the law."Caucus of Radical Representatives--The Question of the Impeachment of the President Discussed
(Column 3)Summary: According to the article, a caucus consisting of sixty Radical congressmen was held on January 5 to discuss the prospect of impeaching President Johnson. The participants came to few conclusions, but did decide to examine the matter in greater detail before proceeding any further.Telegraph Fac Similes
(Column 3)Summary: The piece describes the latest in communication technology, a method of telegraphing that produces "exact copies" of a message at either "extremity of the line soley by mechanical means."General Assembly of Virginia
(Column 4)Summary: Recounts the proceedings from the state legislature between January 4 and 7, and includes a copy of the amended Stay Law.
(Column 1)Summary: Contains the law regulating contracts between freedmen and employers, as passed by the state legislature last year.Local Items
(Column 1)Summary: Reports that Hanson Bumgardner, who was convicted of killing John T. Eubanks, of Augusta County, was sentenced to death. Bumgardner's execution will take place on February 15.For the Vindicator
(Names in announcement: John T. Eubanks)
(Column 2)Summary: The author of the letter praises Christmas Exercises at the Valley Home School, which "reflected great credit upon the institution."
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