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Staunton Spectator: April 21, 1858

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The Kansas Bill
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Summary: Debate in Congress continues over Kansas Bill.
The Amende
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Summary: Spectator had previously included George A. Coffman on a printed "Black List" of subscribers who left the area without paying their bill. Formerly of Sanders' Store in Rockbridge, Coffman moved to Illinois. He has since paid his debt.
Stop the Runaway!
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Summary: $100 reward for slave Adam who ran away 4/17/1858. About 30 years old, he belongs to Wm. L. Hunter of Waynesboro.
(Names in announcement: Adam , William L. Hunter)

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Description of Page: Candidates announcements.

A Notable Event
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Summary: On 4/19/1858 Central Railroad paseed through Blue Ridge Tunnel for first time.
Public Speaking
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Summary: J.D. Imboden will make a campaign speech at Middlebrook on 4/24/1858.
(Names in announcement: J. D. Imboden)
Another Candidate
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Editorial Comment: P.G. Steele has announced candidacy for sheriff. Col. Turk had previously run unopposed.
Disgraceful Row
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Summary: Fight among women living in "Buzzard Roost" section of town leads to two arrests. Both women were drunk.
Sons of Temperance
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Editorial Comment: Division of Sons of Temperance formed at Moffett's Creek.
Volunteer Company
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Summary: Volunteer rifle company formed in Spring Hill.
(Names in announcement: Col. Isaac A. Bushon, Ab. Tare, J. A. Clinedinat, J. H. Stover, A. J. Achord, B. F. Kouf, J. A. Kenny, James M. Konf, A. Lambert, S. Lambert, B. Sheets)
Union Prayer Meeting
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Summary: Evangelical clergymen plan a series of Union Prayer meetings. First to be held at Union Hall 4/28/1858 at 12:00 am.
Sale of Paintings
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Summary: Close to 100 oil paintings were sold at auction in Staunton on 4/17/1858.
(Names in announcement: Col. Samuel B. Fisely, Rev. R. H. Phillips)
"Shoulder Arms"
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Summary: Recruiting office for the United States Dragoons, in Staunton, has already enlisted five or six men.
The Market House
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Summary: Five or six of the stalls in the new Market House were rented on 4/16/1858. Highest price paid was $40 by Wm. F. Ast & Bro., Butchers. Law sets minimum price at $12.
(Names in announcement: William F. Ast)
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Summary: Jeremiah W. Jean, of Highland County, married to Ann R. Smith, of Augusta County, by Rev. Geo. A. Shuey on 3/30/1858. Bride daughter of Harrison Smith. Names blurry and obscurred.
(Names in announcement: Jeremiah W. Jean, Ann R. Smith, Rev. George A. Shuey, Harrison Smith)
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Editorial Comment: Nancy Whitlock, 68, died on 4/8/1858 at the Augusta County home of her son, Robt. Whitlock.
Trailer: Charlottesville Advocate please copy.

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