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Semi-Weekly Dispatch: February 11, 1862

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Description of Page: Advertisements, columns 1 and 2; poem, column 3; announcement of the taking of Fort Henry in Tennessee and details of its capture, columns 3-4; news from Missouri, California, and Mexico, column 5

Mission to Hayti
(Column 5)
Summary: Notes an "earnest desire" on the part of several Senators that the government might recognize the independence of Haiti.

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Description of Page: News from Fortress Monroe and reports from the South, column 3; news from Maryland, Washington, and Port Royal, column 4; advertisements, column 5

A Career Ended
(Column 1)
Summary: Commends the Senate for finding Jesse D. Bright of Indiana guilty of treason and expelling him from the Senate. Reprints the letter that revealed Bright's disloyalty and sketches his career in brief.
Origin of Article: Philadelphia Bulletin
[No Title]
(Column Secession Thirty Years Ago)
Summary: Remarks that South Carolina was prepared to secede in 1832 during the nullification crisis, even to the point of having selected government officials to form a provisional government, but President Andrew Jackson put a stop to their plot.
Another Victory!
(Column 2)
Summary: Explains that the capture of Fort Henry will open the way for federal troops into the interior of Tennessee.
Important Legislation
(Column 2)
Summary: Points out that the House at approved the bill that authorizes the issue of demand Treasury notes to the amount of 150 million dollars.

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Description of Page: advertisements, columns 2-5

A Comet Visible
(Column 1)
Summary: Relates that Encke's Comet is now visible to the naked eye in the southwestern part of the sky during the evening.
"Wait for the Wagon!"
(Column 1)
Summary: Announces that the Chambersburg Brass Band have purchased a band wagon for $125 from the Gettysburg band. When it was new, the wagon cost $600. It should arrive in a few days.
On a Visit
(Column 1)
Summary: Reports that Mr. Godfrey Snider, leader of one of the regiments in General Lander's Division, is on a visit to his parents in Chambersburg.
(Names in announcement: Mr. Godfrey Snider)
Licensed to Preach
(Column 1)
Summary: Announces that Reverend George F. Cain of Shippensburg has received a unanimous call to be the pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Stroudsburg.
(Names in announcement: Rev. Geo. F. Cain)
The Pennsylvania Conference
(Column 1)
Summary: Relates that the United Brethren in Christ has made its appointments for the coming year. In Chambersburg district, J. Dickson will serve at Chambersburg, J. Baltzell will serve at Orrstown, Z. A. Coestock will serve at Big Spring, and J. W. Burd at Rocky Spring. A. Tripner has been to assigned to the circuit at Greencastle, N. Altman to the circuit at Alto Dale, S. Young to the one at Mercersburg, L. Mickey to Path Valley, Wm. Humberger to Shippensburg, and J. Wilt to Bethany Mission.
(Names in announcement: J. Dickson, J. Baltzell, Z. A. Coestock, J. W. Burd, A. Tripner, N. Altman, S. Young, L. Mickey, Wm. Humberger, Wilt)
Worthy of Imitation
(Column 2)
Summary: Lists the articles that the "patriotic ladies and gentlemen" of Ayr township in Fulton County contributed to General McCall's division a few days ago.

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Description of Page: Proceedings of Congress, columns 1 and 2; prices current, column 3; advertisements, columns 2-5