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Staunton Spectator: April 1, 1857

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Description of Page: Print is very faint, very difficult to read in some places.

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Description of Page: Lots about the upcoming elections for State Attorney General, Lieut. Governor;

Liabilities of Corporations
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Summary: Article about the need fro private citizens to receive compensation from the town corporation when their property is destroyed by public improvements.
Only Joking!
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Summary: Anderson requested the Vindicator correct the SS for claiming that he is a Whig. SS made a mistake when they reported that Anderson siad he was no Democrat. (see article in 3/25/57) SS thinks Anderson made a bad joke.
(Names in announcement: Major Anderson, Mr. Stuart)
County Agricultural Society
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Summary: Agricultural society will meet on 4/8/57.
(Names in announcement: J. M. McCue, W. M. Tate)
Soldiers of the War of 1812
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Summary: List of Augusta men who fought in War of 1812. Seventeen, including Adam Bickle, are still alive.
(Names in announcement: Adam Bickle)
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Summary: Fire on grounds of Virginia Female Institute on 3/30. Destroyed the stable, killed a horse and buggy and set Col. Baldwin's stable on fire also.
(Names in announcement: Hugh W Sheffy, Robert G. Bickle, Col. Baldwin)
Will Kansas Be A Slave State? What the Proslavery Men think about it
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Summary: Report from St. Joseph MO. Although the writer is proslavery, he praises the industrious Yankee freesoilers, and has no problem with a free Kansas.
Origin of Article: Missouri Republican
For the Spectator
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Summary: More about the controversy over Anderson's party--Is he a Democrat? A know-nothing? Cites a letter in the Vindicator.
(Names in announcement: Maj. Anderson)
Trailer: March 28th Andrew Jackson Demos.
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(Column For the Spectator; A Suggestion)
Summary: Recommends that Staunton return to its past as a tourist village, with "charming society" and hotels. Now its just a stop on the way to the mountains and the Springs; it should be a destination. Staunton needs triweekly dances for young people in the summers. Calls upon hotel proprietors to make these changes.
Telegraph Line
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Summary: From report in Charlottesvulle Advocate: Enough capital has been raised to string a telegraph line between Richmond and Staunton.

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Description of Page: Markets in 1.

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Summary: Dangy to Stitzer, on 3/31/57
(Names in announcement: Rev. George Huffman, John Dangy, Rebecca Margaret Stitzer)
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Summary: Hufzer to Teaford, 3/22/57
(Names in announcement: Rev. George Huffman, Henry Hufzer, Mary Jane Teaford)
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Summary: Sturnbock to Kangos, 3/24/57
(Names in announcement: Rev. George Huffman, Jacob Sturnbock, Elpha Kangos)
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Summary: Pruitt of Mass, to Hull of Rockbridge. Announcement includes poem.
(Names in announcement: Rev. Jacob Winters, L. Pruitt, Esther J. Hull)
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Summary: Died 3/22/57 in Spring Hill
(Names in announcement: Robert Cox)
Trailer: R.

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