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Semi-Weekly Dispatch: March 04, 1862

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Description of Page: Advertisements, columns 1 and 2; poem, column 3

The Enemy in the Rear
(Column 2)
Summary: Reports that the British plan to violate the Morill tariff by smuggling iron goods into the western states of the U. S. and expresses disdain for the British because of this proposed action.
The New Congressional Apportionment
(Column 4)
Summary: Reports that Congress has altered the apportionment of Representatives from a number of states, including those that have seceded.
Origin of Article: Philadelphia Bulletin
The Mails and the Flag
(Column 4)
Summary: Relates that the government is preparing to restore U. S. mail service to the occupied potions of the seceded states.
Disaffection of the Foreign Residents of Richmond
(Column 5)
Summary: Relates that the resistance that foreign residents of Richmond have exhibited toward the draft now in place has made other citizens of the city wary of foreigners in their midst.
Origin of Article: Richmond Enquirer

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Description of Page: News from Washington and Tennessee, column 3; advertisements, column 5

A Reply to the Spirit
(Column 1)
Summary: Prints a letter from Forney's Washington correspondent that points out that certain "so-called Democratic leaders" use the same arguments pertaining to the war that are used by Jefferson Davis.
What the United States Note Law Contains
(Column 1)
Summary: Outlines the details of the new note law, which authorizes the issue of 150 million dollars in notes by the government.
The War in Arkansas
(Column 2)
Summary: Prints a dispatch that relates the poisoning of forty-two officers and men who ate food left by Southern troops when they retreated from Mud Town, Arkansas.
Gen. Banks in the Valley of Virginia
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Summary: Reports that Harper's Ferry, Charlestown, and Martinsburg are now occupied by United States forces. Refugees have returned to their homes, and those remaining "are overjoyed at our presence."
Nashville Occupied by U. S. Troops!
(Column 4)
Summary: Describes the scene in Nashville as the city was surrendered to Union forces.
Infernal Machines in the Savannah River
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Summary: Report of the discovery by the U. S. navy of torpedoes in the Savannah River.
Origin of Article: National Intelligencer

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Description of Page: Proceedings of Congress, column 2; advertisements, columns 3-5

Sent Off
(Column 1)
Summary: Reports that Lieut. Thomas, who is in town recruiting for the 77th Regiment of Pennsylvania, sent off ten recruits today, several of which are from Chambersburg.
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(Column 1)
Summary: Relates that the roof blew off of the Clay Lick School House previous Monday while school was in session. No one was injured, however.
Origin of Article: Mercersburg Good Intent
Death of John Brown
(Column 1)
Summary: Expresses regrets at the death of former Chambersburg resident, John Brown. He died of lockjaw in Williamsport, where he had been compelled to seek asylum from his home in Virginia, where he had lived for the past several years.
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Summary: Mr. S. Doyle Jones and Miss Emily Jones, daughter of Mr. John A. Jones, were married on February 23. All are residents of Metal township.

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Description of Page: Advertisements, columns 1-5; prices current, column 2