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Semi-Weekly Dispatch: February 25, 1862

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Description of Page: Advertisements, columns 1-3; account of the previous Saturday's fighting at Fort Donelson, column 4; an incident in the storming of Fort Donelson, column 5; article refuting the claim that the Senate has signed a treaty with Mexico agreeing that the United States would loan Mexico money to pay all of its creditors, column 5

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Description of Page: Anecdote concerning the fame of General Scott, column 1; more news from Fort Donelson, columns 2 and 3; news from Europe, column 3; news from Fortress Monroe, column 4; advertisements, columns 4 and 5

Apportionment of the Direct Tax
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Summary: Relates that Mr. Sellers, the "able, young and energetic" Representative from Fulton County has proposed that part of the direct tax owed by Pennsylvania to the federal government might be raised by imposing a tax on the salaries of state, county, city, and district officers. The Dispatch applauds this plan.
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Summary: Reports that Captain Nathaniel Gordon has been hanged in New York after being convicted of engaging in the slave trade. Captain Gordon was the first to be executed under the laws that were enacted forty years earlier.
Immense Federal Spoils of War
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Summary: Reports that the government has captured rebel property amounting to two million dollars in value.

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Description of Page: advertisements, columns 4 and 5

The First of the Season
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Summary: Reports that the previous day was "quite blustery" and that the first thunder of the season was heard.
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Summary: Reports that Mr. George W. Walker of Waynesboro' in Franklin County was among the prisoners recently released from Richmond. He had been held since being captured at Martinsburg, Virginia, last July.
(Names in announcement: Mr. George W. Walker)
Strange Disease
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Summary: Reports that the cattle of William Smith of Oakville last week contracted a disease that causes the cows to rub their heads and nose until the skin is rubbed off and, in some cases, the eye rubbed out. Urges persons who might have information concerning a cure for the disease to contact Mr. Smith.
The 22d in Chambersburg
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Summary: Reports that despite gloomy weather and mud, the people of Chambersburg celebrated Washington's Birthday with enthusiasm. Details the activities.
Battle of Bloomer's Gap
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Summary: Reports military activity that occurred on February 13 at Paw-Paw Bottom, Virginia.
Trailer: H. R. T.

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