Staunton Vindicator: March 08, 1867Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
Mosby and his Men
(Column 4)Summary: Contains an extract from "A Letter of Partizan Life in the South," written by John Scott, of Fauquier.Chinese Laborers
(Column 5)Summary: It is reported that Chinese immigrants are now working on plantations in Louisiana. Planters describe them as "good laborers and sober men" who are "industrious, and perfectly satisfied with their new country." Moreover, they will perform any task so long as the "contracts passed are carried to the letter."
Origin of Article: Natchitoches TimesThe Men Who Clamor For The Oppression Of The South
(Column 6)Summary: The article warns readers to be wary of those who "clamor most violently for harsh measures" to be imposed on the South. It suggests that they are either "the fawning sycophants who have eulogized the South in the day of its power" or "fierce fanatics who have breathed vengeance and destruction for years."
Origin of Article: Washington Intelligencer
(Column 1)Summary: The editors justify their decision to publish President Johnson's veto of the Southern Military Reconstruction bill, despite the fact that it failed to block the passage of the legislation, and describe his message as "an able and dignified document" that "lays bare, with a master hand, the enormities of the enacted reconstruction scheme."[No Title]
(Column 1)Summary: Notes that the election commissioners in Alexandria refused to allow blacks to vote in the municipal election held on March 5 because they "were not entitled to the right of suffrage, until the State is reconstructed by a Convention." The total white vote was 735, yet, had the black vote, which numbered close to 1,300, been included, the election would have surely turned out different. The results are expected to be challenged.[No Title]
(Column 1)Summary: Relates that the 40th Congress convened immediately following the last session of its predecessor, which ended last Monday. The respite between the sessions was so short that, in addition to the ten southern states, Congress began without representatives from California, Kentucky, Tennessee, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island, who have yet to arrive in Washington.[No Title]
(Column 1)Summary: Notes that the General Bankrupt bill was signed into law prior to the adjournment of the 39th Congress.The President's Veto Message
(Column 2)Summary: Contains a copy of President Johnson's veto of the Southern Military Reconstruction bill.
(Column 1)Summary: The article discusses the proceedings from the Town Council meeting held last Saturday.Local Items
(Names in announcement: A.B. Cochran, R. H. Fisher, Benjamin Crawford, E. L. Edmundson, A. M. Garber, W. B. Kayser, J. A. Piper, J. M. Hardy, A. M. Bruce, F. M. Young, William Craig)
(Column 1)Summary: Reports that Martin H. Lotts was caught attempting to break out of jail. Having failed in a bid to escape once before by "burning through the floor of his cell," Lotts employed a different method this time. Armed with several fine saws and a file that his wife smuggled into the prison in a pair of shoes, Lotts succeeded at cutting through the bars on his window, but as he was about to flee a cell-mate, Alex W. Greaver, intervened. The ensuing fight drew the attention of the guards who "came to the rescue and safely secured the would-be-fleeting Lotts."Local Items
(Names in announcement: Martin H. Lotts, Alex W. Greaver, George Harlan)
(Column 1)Summary: Dr. J. L. Brown and "his talented daughter" gave a performance in Charlottesville to help raise money for a church in that town, says the article.Local Items
(Names in announcement: Dr. J. L. Brown, Annie Brown)
(Column 1)Summary: Informs readers that D. A. Plecker bought the farm of Jacob Plecker, dec'd, for $16,000 on Feb. 20.
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