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Staunton Spectator: May 20, 1857

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For the Spectator; Hay Presses
(Column 7)
Summary: Second letter (see ______) describing a new kind of hay press, with instructions for making one.
Trailer: K. C.; Deerfield, May 7, 1857

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Description of Page: More about the public lands controversy. Col. 1 has speaking schedules for the candidates.

The Canvass
(Column 1)
Summary: The party is at a crossroads and must defeat the Democrats to survive. Augustans need to rally and get out the vote. No vote can safely be cast for a Democrat.
For the Staunton Spectator
(Column 4)
Summary: Imboden is declining to run against Letcher. It would require to great a sacrfice of time, and he doesn't see that he has a chance.
(Names in announcement: J. D. Imboden)
Mechanical Nursing Swing
(Column 2)
Summary: Local man has invented a swing to lift invalids ain and out of bed. Very good for people suffering from long confinements.
(Names in announcement: Dr. S. D. Hopkins, Harman D. Lushbaugh)
Greenville, May 18, 1857
(Column 4)
Summary: Report from Stuart and Skinner's debate in Greenville on 5/15/57. Stuart did a good job; Whigs and Americans should be proud.
(Names in announcement: B. F. Skinner, A. H. H. Stuart)
Trailer: P.
Augusta Fire Association
(Column 3)
Summary: The new fire company had its first public parade. Still needs money for better equipment, but they present a "fine appearance." McCue made a speech
(Names in announcement: Jno. H. McCue)
Fashionable Colored Individuals
(Column 3)
Summary: Two slaves and two free blacks caught playing cards, arrested and sentenced to be whipped. See transcript .
(Names in announcement: Jim (slave), Charles (slave), Mrs. Wilson, Mayor Trout, Mr. Fifer, Aaron Shovler(fn), Cass (fn) ), Alderman Sterrett)

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Description of Page: Markets in 2.

(Column 2)
Summary: Lips to Freeman, on 5/5/57.
(Names in announcement: Rev C. S. M. See, Samuel Lips, Margaret M. Freeman)
(Column 2)
Summary: Heiskell, died of consumption, age 31 on 5/1/57.
(Names in announcement: Mrs. Susan Craven, Jas. A. Heiskell)

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Description of Page: No Page Information Available

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Description of Page: Staunton Spectator Extra, sheet of Richmond ads.

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Description of Page: Extra sheet of Richmond and Alexandria ads.