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Staunton Vindicator: November 27, 1868

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Summary: The Staunton Thespians are reorganizing. They have added some new members and plan to soon give some performances.
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Summary: Jesse and James Seeley were caught with two horses stolen from William Greaver and William H. Lange. They were brought to Staunton and are in jail awaiting trial.
(Names in announcement: Jesse Seeley, James Seeley, William Greaver, William H. Lange)
Staunton Lyceum
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Summary: The Staunton Lyceum will debate whether or not Staunton should subscribe $100,000 to the stock of the Valley Railroad Company.
(Names in announcement: Ranson, Young, Latane, Hanger, Clarke, McCoy, Powers, Ryan)
Valley Railroad Meetings
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Summary: A series of meetings supporting the Valley Railroad subscription will be held throughout Augusta.
(Names in announcement: Gen. John Echols, Maj. William Tate, Capt. James Bumgardner, Col. J. B. Baldwin, Maj. H. M. Bell, Col. M. G. Harman, Col. B. Christian, Capt. Jed Hotchkiss, Capt. R. H. Catlett, Maj. J. M. McCue, Maj. Absalom Koiner, A. H. H. Stuart)
The Philonathesian Debating Society
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Summary: Staunton's debating society elected offices. At their next meeting they will discuss whether or not the completion of the Valley Railroad will affect Staunton's prosperity.
(Names in announcement: C. A. Richardson, James A. Hanger, Joseph E. Rollins, J. Fred Effinger, Oliver Rhodes, Sublett, H. Ker)
The County Court
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Summary: Reports on Court business, mainly liquor applications and qualification of notary publics. Discussed one criminal case involving two blacks committing house robbery.
(Names in announcement: J. Marshall McCue, Jonas Lowman, Alex H. Fultz, William A. Burnett, Thomas P. Lightner, J. A. J. Funkhouser, R. A. Hundley, Doc Runnels, John Wells, William P. McCutchen)
Full Text of Article:

The County Court.--November term.--J. Marshall McCue, president of the Court, presiding.

All the Magistrates were summoned to consider the applications for licenses to sell ardent spirits, in Waynesboro. The applications were rejected.

The application of Jones Lowman to sell ardent spirits, near Mt. Solon, was granted.

Alex H. Fultz qualified as Notary Public under commission of the Governs.

Wm. A. Burnett renewed his bond as Notary Public.

Thos. P. Lightner qualified as Dept Sheriff.

J.A.J. Funkhouser and R.A. Hundley were appointed Surveyors of Roads.

Doc. Runnels and John Wells, (colored) charged with housebraking and stealing butter from Wm. P. McCutchen were tried. The latter was acquitted and the convicted and sentenced to the penitentiary for three years.

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Summary: George W. Acord and Mrs. Elizabeth A. Spitler, both of Augusta, were married on November 18th by the Rev. J. W. Karicofe.
(Names in announcement: George W. Acord, Elizabeth A. Spitler, Rev. J. W. Karicofe)
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Summary: John Wesley Coley and Miss Mary Francis Gibson, both of Augusta, were married in Staunton on November 19th by the Rev. George B. Taylor.
(Names in announcement: John Wesley Coley, Mary Francis Gibson, Rev. George B. Taylor)
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Summary: William R. Marks and Miss Annie M. Day were married in Staunton on November 12th by the Rev. George B. Taylor.
(Names in announcement: William R. Marks, Annie M. Day, Rev. George B. Taylor)
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Summary: Mrs. Nancy Clayton died near Deerfield, Augusta County, on November 14th. She was 61 years old.
(Names in announcement: Nancy Clayton)

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