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Staunton Spectator: January 27, 1858

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Our "Indescreet" Governor
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Summary: Discusses Kansas politics, regional distinctions, Douglas's political actions.
A New Feature
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Summary: Announces new section in "Vindicator" addressing internal improvements.
Death of a Veteran
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Summary: George Kenton Harper, Esq., 79, died in Chambersburg on 1/28/1858. As a War of 1812 officer, participated in invasion of Canada and defence of Baltimore. He is the father of Capt. Kenton Harper of Augusta County.
(Names in announcement: George Kenton HarperEsq., Captain Kenton Harper)
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Summary: Fire destroyed barn of W.D. Clark on North River, west of Mt. Solon, in Augusta, on 1/20/1858. Three horses prerished. Arson suspected.
(Names in announcement: W. D. Clark)
Answers to Correspondents
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Summary: Letters from various people, signed either with initials or pseudonyms, concerning militia, taxes, prayer, etc.

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Desperate Negro
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Summary: Slave belonging to Seth Benton of North Carolina was left behind by work gang in Nansemond County to which he had been rented.
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Summary: D.V. Gilerson, of Augusta County, married to M.E. Gamble, of Cattanooga County, TN, on 1/7/1858 by Rev. A.B. McCorkle. Bride daughter of Rev. James Gamble.
(Names in announcement: D. V. Gilerson, M. E. Gamble, McCorkle, Rev. A.B. McCorkle)
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Summary: Dr. Wm. Clarke, son of late Samuel Clarke, Esq., died in Staunton on 1/20/1858.
(Names in announcement: Dr. William Clarke)
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Summary: Louisa Weade, 28, daughter of Henry and Hetty Weade, died on 12/23/1857. Lengthy obituary. Suffered from lengthy illness before death.
(Names in announcement: Louisa Weade, Hetty Weade, Henry Weade)

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