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Staunton Spectator: July 22, 1857

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The Slavery Question: Extract from the Speech of Peachy R. Graytan, Esq. of Richmond, delivered in the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (New School) at Cleveland, June 9, 1857
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Summary: Graytan spoke about the "Natural Rights of Man," using them to defend the South's position on slavery.
For the Spectator; Alexandria, Va., July 11, 1857
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Summary: Report on Alexandria: economic stagnation, new steam mills and factories, schools, general healthfullness.
Trailer: A Reader
Philadelphia, July 7th 1857
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Summary: Letter from Philadelphia, describing the Fourth, the city's water works, its expansion, its public transportation systems, hotels, manufacturing
Trailer: I remain, as ever, yours, R.

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Description of Page: News about Kansas, Sepoy mutiny in India

The Concert
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Summary: Report on 7.17 concert given by the Mountain Sax Horn Band and Staunton Quartette and Glee Club. Praises the singers and the musicians, includes list of encores. Concert given at Union Hall
(Names in announcement: A. J. Turner, Mr. Dreysprint)
The Wheat Market
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Summary: Articles discusses wheat prices around the region, including Cincinnati, Memphis, Petersburg.
For the Spectator; The Kansas Embroglio
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Summary: Letter refers to a letter in the Petersburg Intelligencer criticizing Virginian's stance on the Kansas Nebraska bill. Also cited the Harrisonburg Republican and the Virginia Messenger. Blames the Southern Democrats for sowing the wind, and now being forced to reap the whirlwind

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Summary: Waddell to Hill, 7/14/57.
(Names in announcement: Rev. Jos. R. Wilson, Leon R. Waddell, Isabella R. Hill)
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Summary: Died at age of 85, on 7/14/57. Longtime member of Bethel church. Long obituary
(Names in announcement: Margaret Blackwood)
Trailer: F McF.
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Summary: Died age 75, of severe Athsma attack, on 7/15/57. Long obituary.
(Names in announcement: James Tate)
Trailer: F. McF.

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