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Staunton Spectator: April 29, 1857

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The Oringinal Dred Scott
(Column 5)
Summary: Biography of Dred Scott, "the distinguished colored individual who has made such a noise in the world." Says Scott does not seem discouraged by outcome of case. Commends him for not running away to freedom.
For the Spectator; Weather Report for March, 1857
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Summary: Prepared at Mossy Creek Academy; daily temperature, wind, precipitation.

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To the Patrons of the Staunton Spectator
(Column 1)
Summary: Agreement made between Mauzy and SS to merge the True American into the SS, effective 5/1/57. Mauzy will be a joint proprietor. True American subscribers will now receive the SS. SS will also tighten up subscriptions--payment now required in advance.
(Names in announcement: Richard Mauzy, J. A. Waddell, L. Waddell)
County Nominations
(Column 1)
Summary: Report on Whig and American nomination meeting. A.H.H. Stuart initially declined nomination to state Senate, then finally accepted it. Christian, Massie & McCue nominated for House of Delegates.
(Names in announcement: Elijah Hogshead, Andrew Gilkeson, A. H. H. Stuart, J. D. Imboden, B. Christian, Nathaniel Massie, J. Marshall McCue)
(Column 2)
Summary: Houston Brady was accused of breaking into the Scottsville Post Office; subsequently acquitted.
(Names in announcement: Houston Brady, Andrew Brady)
Gunpowder Accident
(Column 2)
Summary: Clarke's children found a cask of gunpowder used for blasting and played with it, causing a large explosion/
(Names in announcement: John J. Clarke)
Beyer's View of Staunton
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Summary: Lithographs of the Beyer painting of Staunton, painted during the summer of 1856, are available for sale at $5 each. The work is admired for its accuracy and beauty.
Weather Reports
(Column 1)
Summary: SS is plugging its monthly weather reports. Suggests that readers save them for future reference.
Dr. G. K. Gilmer
(Column 2)
Summary: Venerable member of the Staunton press has retired.
(Names in announcement: Dr. G. K. Gilmer)
For the Spectator; For Congress!
(Column 3)
Summary: Endorses Imboden for Congress.
(Names in announcement: John D. Imboden, John Letcher)
Trailer: Many Voters
Central Committee
(Column 3)
Summary: Central Committee chosen to oversee county elections, bring out the Whig/American vote.
(Names in announcement: W. M. Tate, D. S. Young, J. D. Imboden, W. B. Kayser, J. H. McClure, N. K. Trout, W. G. Sterrett, John J. Clarke, W. J. Shumate, J. M. Hanger, T. C. Borwell, S. H. Lushbaugh, L. WaddellJr.)

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Description of Page: No local obituaries. Markets in 1.

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Summary: Skill to Knot on 4/23/57
(Names in announcement: Rev. George Huffman, Jacob Skill, Lydia Catharine Knot)
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Summary: Skelton to Keyser,all of Mt. Crawford; on 4/19/57.
(Names in announcement: Rev. E. Welty, Wm F. Skelton, Ann Maria Keyser)
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Summary: Hyden to Balsley, 4/23/57
(Names in announcement: Rev. J. N. Davis, David J. Hyden, Hester A. E. Balsley)
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Summary: Edmondson of Rockbridge, to Taylor, 4/22/57.
(Names in announcement: Rev. J. R. Wilson, Jas K. Edmondson, Emma Jane Taylor)
(Column 1)
Summary: Wiseman to Fis, on 4/23, near Buffalo Gap.
(Names in announcement: Rev. Geo A. Shuey, Wm Wiseman, Nancy Jane Fix)
(Column 1)
Summary: Cook to Landes, 4/12/57.
(Names in announcement: Valentine F. Bolton, George M. Cook, Eliza J. Landes)

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