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Staunton Spectator: January 21, 1857

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The African Slave Trade
(Column 4)
Summary: Report on the slave trade to Brazil, Cuba between 1845-56.
Origin of Article: London Times
Correspondence of the Spectator; The Weather--Politics and presumption--A Rowdy Irishman--Negro Insurrection--Old Virginians--Sabbath Mail
(Column 7)
Summary: Report from S.'s correspondant in Lexington, KY, describing life and politics in that part of the country. Mentions concern over slaver insurrecton insp. by Fremont's campaign. Praises Lexington for keeping the Sabbath, unklike railroad in Staunton.
Trailer: Yours, W. B. B.

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Description of Page: Col 3, article about the PA senatorial race. Congressional report, col 6.

Prf. Schelo's Lecture
(Column 2)
Summary: Prof. Schelo from UVA gave a lecture before the YMCA on 1/15 about the Moravian Church. Spectator apologizes for poor turnout; complains about Stauntonians' lack of interest in intellectual entertainments.
(Names in announcement: Prof. De Vere Schelo)
Daring Robbery
(Column 2)
Summary: Two trunks stolen from AMerican Hotel on 1/14; later recovered, one under Railroad Bridge, other on Abney's Hill. Theives have not been caught
Terrible Snow Storm
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Summary: Bad snowstorm on 1/18. Trains are stuck between Staunton and the mountains. Stages cannot get through either.
Family Poisoned
(Column 2)
Summary: Bear family of Churchville nearly killed by eating poisoned biscuits
(Names in announcement: Mrs. Bear, Rev. Jacob Bear, Mrs. Koonty, Dr. Wilson)
Narrow Escape
(Column 2)
Summary: Weller's team went out of control; stopped by running into Bickle's store.
(Names in announcement: Mr. Weller, Adam Bickle)
Augusta County Marriages
(Column 1)
Summary: 177 marriage licenses issued in County in 1856; dropoff from 1855. Bottom of article is illegible.
For the Spectator; To Edax Rerum
(Column 4)
Summary: Response to 1/14 letter about the broken Town Clock, also article about local improvements[title?]. Calls for townspeople to mend roads together, can't blame town leaders for water problems, blames the Superintendent for problems at the cemetary.
Trailer: yours 'till I strike again, Town Clock
Sale of Property
(Column 3)
Summary: Report on numerous local property sales & purchases, including location and prices. One was for 415.5 acres, total price $37,750.56.
(Names in announcement: J.H. McCue, J.F.J. White, R.G. Bickel, Dr. DeHass, Michael Whitmor, Dr. Frank Walker)
Miss Gibbs
(Column 3)
Summary: Mary Massie Gibbs, native of Augusta County is embarking on a successful singing career in Richmond. Also notes favorable review of her performance in Richmond Enquirer.
(Names in announcement: Mary Massie Gibbs)
Central Bank
(Column 3)
Summary: Stockholders of Central Bank elected directors for 1857 on 1/14. Kinney is President.
(Names in announcement: Wm. Kinney, A. H. H. Stuart, Jacob Baylor, W. G. Campbell, H. W. Sheffy, Geo. E. Price, W. A. Bell, H. G. Guthrie, B. F. Points, M. G. Harman, J. D. Imboden, John Newton, H. M. Bell)
Augusta County Agricultural Society
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Summary: Endorsement of the Society; encourages farmers to join.
For the Spectator; To the Citizens of Deerfield and Vicinity
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Summary: Describes changes in postal service.
Trailer: Yours, P. M.; Deerfield, January 21, 1857

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Description of Page: Lottery ads. Markets in col. 1.

(Column 1)
Summary: Murray to Echard on 12/25/56
(Names in announcement: Rev. J.B. Davis, James Murray, Malvina C. Echard)
(Column 1)
Summary: Walker to Ervine, on 12/25/56
(Names in announcement: Rev. J. B. Davis, Samuel M. V. Walker, Mary Margaret Ervine)

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