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Staunton Spectator: September 30, 1857

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Suspension of Specie Payment
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Summary: Banks around the country, including Philadelphia, Baltimore, Richmond and Staunton have suspended specie paymnents. The Virginia banks are sound, but they are creditors of the Northern banks that suspended payments, so they felt obligated to do the same. Banks made a wise decision.
Hommade Molasses
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Summary: Letter from McCue describing a new type of molasses made from Chinese Sugar Cane (sorghum).
(Names in announcement: Maj. J. Marshall McCue, Daniel Foreman, Absalom Michael, Frank Michael, Mr. Temple, Martin Whitmore, Robert Lewis)
Trailer: J. Marshall McCue
Rev. Wm. G. Campbell
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Summary: Rev. Campbell is leaving Staunton to take charge of Salisbury Female Seminary in Salisbury, NC>
(Names in announcement: Rev. William G. Campbell)
For the Spectator
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Summary: Letter about the local ARP Synod of the South church. Expresses sadness that the Presbyterians have become so divided.
(Names in announcement: Dr. Thompson)
Trailer: Truly Yours, Alpha. Sept 21, 1857
For the Spectator; High Taxes
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Summary: Complaining about high State and Corporation taxes.
Trailer: A Tax Payer
Mayor's Court--Great Excitement in Lawyer's Lane.
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Summary: Another satirical trial of prominent citizens for violations of the new market laws.

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