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Staunton Spectator: February 18, 1857

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Description of Page: From Europe, Comgressional report.

Execution of the Laws
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Summary: Complaint about the quality of justice being meted out in VA, specifically its lenience, and the tendency for public sentiment to extend to criminals, not their victims. Calls for a more rigid enforcement of the laws, and mandatory hanging for murder.
Fine Pictures
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Summary: Endorsement of ??'s daguerotype gallery
(Names in announcement: R. J. ??)
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Summary: Sons of Temperance will celebrate Washington's Birthday at Port Republic on 2/21.
Mysterious Communications
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Summary: Spector has received numerous anonymous letters lately; publishes one full of aphorisms.
Emancipation in Missouri
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Summary: Report on debates over emancipation in Missouri
Origin of Article: Missouri Democrat
Sale of Property
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Summary: Report on local property sales
(Names in announcement: Mr. H. J. Crawford, Mrs. Breckinridge, Mr. M. Yessler, Mr. Driver)
The Next Legislature
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Summary: Endorses plan of Albemarle County citizens to elect local notables and then compell them to serve. Should be extended to all counties. Men shouldn't be able to turn down service to their state
Origin of Article: Lynchburg Virginian
Trailer: Lynchburg Virginian
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Summary: Altercation between Sheets and Payne at Mountain Top. Payne in jail for stabbing Sheets.
(Names in announcement: Simon Sheets, Lindsay Payne)
For the Spectator
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Summary: Written by W. R. Blair, refs to letter from B. F. Kibler. Has to do with discovery of a body by a local black woman. Dr. Kibler allegedly treated the corpse unprofessionally.
(Names in announcement: B. F. Kibler, W. R. Blair)
Trailer: W. R. BLAIR; Vin. and American copy
Weather Report for January, 1857
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Summary: Table of weather for 1/57, including: temperatures, wind speed & direction, precipitation, Submitted by J[edediah] H[otchkiss] of Mossy Creek Academy

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Sketch of the Proceedings of the Council of Staunton; February 10, 1857
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Summary: Town Council Minutes. Mayor=N. K. Trout; Recorder=J. Brandeburg. Business includes: -Notice to Central RR to stop using water from town pipe. -$3000 appropriated for construcing a town resevoir, and committee appointed to select a location. -Engine & House repaired for $80 -Street & Culvert near A. M. Mosley's repaired -S. J. Davis apointed Winder of Town Clock, $25/year -50 cents returned to Shott for incorrect assesment -Expenses, Accounts and salary paid to William Craig, chief of police
(Names in announcement: N. K. Trout, J. Brandeburg, Wm. G. Sterrett, M. G. Harman, J. B. Scherrer, G. M. Cochran, H. M. Bell, B. F. Points, McClung, Cushing, Lushbaugh, Taylor, F. B. Taylor, A.M. Mosley, Samuel J. Davis, E. W. Shott, William Craig, Crawford, Cochran, J. F. Patterson)
February 14th 1857
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Summary: Water Committee submittd plans and report for Resevoir. Authorized committee, Stuart and Taylor to hire someone to prepare plans and specifications, receive proposals.
(Names in announcement: A. H. H. Stuart, E. M. Taylor, J. F. Patterson)

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