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Staunton Vindicator: December 06, 1867

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White is the Word
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Summary: Deriding blacks and their "miscegenation allies" for "raising" a "decided rumpus" and "clamoring for a hand in the government," the article lists the various accomplishments and contributions of "white men" to the history of civilization as a counterpoint.
Full Text of Article:

While the niggers are raising such a decided rumpus with the assistance of their miscegnation allies, and clamroing for a hand in the government, and before the chains are too securely bound about the people let us look at some things:

White men were those who discovered America.

White men were those who those who threw the British tea into Boston Harbor.

White men were those who first disputed the rights of George the III, to rule America.

White men were those who fought so successfully the battles of American revolution.

White men were those who founded the government of the United States.

White men were those for whose benefit that the government was established.

White men were those who originated the Constitution of the United States.

White men were elected by a free people to administer the government for the benefit of the governed.

White men were those who brought the American flag to be respected everywhere, as an emblem of power abroad and protection at home.

White men were those who handled the government of fifty years, and made ours such a prosperous Republic.

The Puritanical ancestors of Massachusetts miscegenationists were those who first introduced and trafficked in African slavery. They conducted the business as long as it was profitable, then abandoned it.

White men are those who comprise the earnest, true men of the county; who contributed to its wealth, who push into the Western wilds to settle it, and white men should now be permitted to enjoy the fruit of white labor.

White is the word for Americans and Puritans, Abolitionists, Loyalists, Rumpites cannot displace it for another.

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The President's Message to the Fortieth Congress
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Summary: The article contains a copy of President Johnson's message to the Congress.

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Summary: Relates that the Virginia Constitutional Convention was temporarily organized on December 3rd; Col. D. B. White, of Elizabeth City, was appointed temporary Chairman and J. W. D. Bland, "colored," Secretary pro tem.
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Summary: On Dec. 3 M. B. Smart and Sallie Ast were married by Rev. J. A. Latane.
(Names in announcement: M. B. Smart, Sallie Ast, Rev. J. A. Latane)
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Summary: On Nov. 2 Richard Faudren, of Orange County, and Eliza Wright were married by Rev. William R. Stringer.
(Names in announcement: Richard Faudren, Eliza Wright, Rev. William R. Stringer)
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Summary: On Dec. 4 James Gallaway, of Petersburg, and Maggie M. Brown were married by Rev. J. I. Miller.
(Names in announcement: James Gallaway, Maggie M. Brown, Rev. J. I. Miller, Thomas Coleman)
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Summary: On Nov. 25 Rebecca L. Watts, wife of Maj. John B. Watts, died at her father's house in Staunton.
(Names in announcement: Rebecca L. Watts, Maj. John B. Watts, John Seawright)

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