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Semi-Weekly Dispatch: January 31, 1862

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Description of Page: Advertisements, columns 1 and 2; another account of the battle of Mill Creek as recorded by the correspondent of the Cincinnatti Gazette, columns 3-5; dispatches between the commander of the Grampus and Commodore Porter, column 5; anecdote from Vienna, column 5

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Description of Page: Article discrediting a rumor concerning the wreck of the Burnside expedition, report of the acknowledgement by Southern forces of their defeat in Kentucky, column 1; advertisements, columns 4 and 5

Five Hours with the New Secretary of War
(Column 2-4)
Summary: Story in which the Washington correspondent of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports on a typical day led by Secretary of War Stanton, as the Secretary received the requests made in person by various U.S. citizens.
Origin of Article: Philadelphia Inquirer

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Description of Page: Article detailing the encounter with a storm experienced by the Burnside Expedition after setting sail from Hampton Roads on January 11, including the dispatches sent by General Burnside, columns 3-5 advertisements, columns 2 and 5

Sudden Death
(Column 1)
Summary: Reports the death of Mr. Samuel Clark, who resided in Hamilton township, the previous morning. Mr. Clark was about 60 years of age and died very suddenly of apoplexy. The day before, he was in attendance at Court.
(Names in announcement: Mr. Samuel Clark)
Franklin County
(Column 1)
Summary: Presents the annual report of the Auditor General, which states that over the past year Franklin County paid $131,186.05 in taxes to the state. In return, citizens of Chambersburgs, including schools, received $22,723.28 from the state.
(Column 2)
Summary: Laura V. Lippy, aged 1 year and 7 months, died of diphtheria in Chambersburg on January 26. She was the daughter of George M. D. and Ann E. Lippy.
(Names in announcement: Laura V. Lippy, George M. D. Lippy, Ann E. Lippy)

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Description of Page: Proceedings of Congress, column 1; prices current, column 2; advertisements, columns 2-5