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Staunton Spectator: May 19, 1858

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Description of Page: Article on state of crime in Virginia.

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The Southern Convention
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Summary: Reports convention meeting in Montgomery. Re-opening slave trade discussed.
To the Voters of District No. 1.
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Summary: Announces poll to be opened for W.J. Nelson, who is running for the magistry following a vacancy left by the removal of Benj. Crawford, Esq. Signed Many Voters.
(Names in announcement: W. J. Nelson, Benjamin CrawfordEsq.)
To the Editors of the Staunton Spectator
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Summary: Letter from Nicholas C. Kinney requesting that Spectator publish opinions of Thomas J. Michie, Hugh W. Sheffy, and William H. Harmon as part of his response to statements by James Cochran. Followed by letters and opinions concerning duties of the circuit court clerk.
(Names in announcement: Nicholas C. Kinney, Thomas J. Michie, Hugh W. Sheffey, William H. HarmonEsq., James Cochran)
Concealing Weapons
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Summary: Man name Recoe (??) arrested and charged with forgery and already guilty of carrying concealed weapons.
(Names in announcement: Recoe)
Too Accomodating
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Summary: Warns against trading bank notes with strangers. Most transactions lead to fraud.
Charge of Theft
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Summary: White woman named Nancy Eddy, from "Buzzard Roost," charged on 5/17/1858 by Judge Baylor with stealing from Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind.
(Names in announcement: Nancy Eddy, Judge Baylor)
Market Master
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Summary: Henry Cease appointed Market Master by Chief of Police.
(Names in announcement: Henry Cease)
Plenty of Material
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Summary: John L. Peyton, Sam'l B. Brown, Wm. G. Sterrett; G.M. Cochran, T. Berry, and W.J. Nelson have all been accused of being unsuited for office in District No. 1.
(Names in announcement: John L. Peyton, Samuel B. Brown, William G. Sterrett, G. M. Cochran, T. Berry, W. J. Nelson)
Public Address
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Summary: John D. Imboden, Esq., will deliver address at Old Forest School at closing exercises on 6/27/1858.
(Names in announcement: John D. Imboden)
Another Fair
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Summary: Women of the Presbyterian church will hold annual fair at Union Hall on 6/1/1858.
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Summary: Andrew Stuart Watts, seven months, died on 5/7/1858. Child of Wm. H. Watts
(Names in announcement: Andrew Stuart Watts, William H. Watts)
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Summary: Margaret White of Augusta Georgia died during previous week en route to Staunton. Wife of Rev. Robert White of Tuscaloosa. Daughter of William W. Donagee, Esq., of Staunton.
(Names in announcement: Mrs. Margaret White, Esq. William W. Donagee)
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Summary: Philander Gamble, 58, died on 5/9/1858. Followed by lengthy elegy and story.
(Names in announcement: Philander Gamble)

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