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Staunton Vindicator: August 5, 1870

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The Valley Railroad. Gen. Lee Accepts the Presidency!
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Summary: The supporters of the Valley Railroad triumphantly announce that Gen. Robert E. Lee will accept the presidency of the proposed road.
(Names in announcement: Col. M. G. Harman, H. W. Sheffey, Col. John B. Baldwin, A. H. H. Stuart, Thomas J. Michie)

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Summary: The paper reports that the Augusta (Stribling) Springs has a large number of visitors this season. "It is a beautiful, pleasant and healthy Summer retreat--is kept in the best style--has a variety of mineral waters and is fast winning its way in popular esteem."
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Summary: The paper outlines the objectives of the Augusta Medical Academy: "to bring its members into social and professional intercourse, promotive alike of friendly relations and professional improvement."
(Names in announcement: Dr. R. S. Hamilton)
Mass Meeting and Barbecue
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Summary: The paper gives an account of the recent mass meeting and barbecue. A number of prominent men delivered addresses in support of the proposed county subscription to the stock of the Valley Railroad. The Stonewall Band provided musical entertainment and black and white guests enjoyed the food.
Proceedings of the City Council
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Summary: Discusses a City Council meeting, mostly just lists the officers elected and committees appointed. Briefly summarizes all other business as "usual accounts", no details.
(Names in announcement: James F. Patterson, Jacob T. Parrent, John R. Kurtz, David Taylor, Nelson, Cochran, Waters, G. E. Price, G. G. Bunch, John B. SchererJr., Hardy, Waters, Burke, Lynn, Cochran, Dr. J. M. Hanger)
Full Text of Article:

The council met on Tuesday night last. The first business in order was the election of officers which resulted as follows:

Clerk.--Jas F. Patterson.

Chief of Police--Jacob T. Parrent.

Deputy " Jno. R. Kuriz.

Supt. of Water-works--David Taylor.

The following committees were elected:

Committee to remodel the ordinance in relation to streets--Messrs. Nelson, Cochran and Waters.

Committee of Safety.--G.E. Price, G.G. Bunch and Jno. B. Scherer, Jr.

Water Committee--Messrs. Hardy, Waters and Burke.

Auditing Committee.--Messrs. Lynn, Hardy and Cochran.

Dr. J.M. Hanger was elected City Surgeon.

A numerously signed petition to put a pumpstock in the well near the residence of M. Schmitt was presented and the prayer of the petitioners granted.

The usual accounts were presented, allowed and ordered to be paid.

The Council adjourned to meet on Wednesday night next at 8 P.M.

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