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Staunton Spectator: July 6, 1858

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The Wheat Crop
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Summary: Rust has caused much greater damage than expected. Abundant wheat crop in Augusta County appears unlikely.
Female Schools in Staunton
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Summary: Brief discussion of Virginia Institute and Wesleyan Institute.
Augusta County Levy
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Summary: County Levy for 1858 as of 6/30/1858: $15,198.75. Larger amount than usual, primarily due to additional outlays for Sheriff Turk's expenditures.
(Names in announcement: Sheriff Turk, Moses H. McCue)
Disordered State of Affairs in Kansas.
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Summary: Government unable to contain internal disorder. Settlers continue to fight over constitution.
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Summary: Decree from County Court Judge Wm. A. Burnett commending Jefferson Kinney for his twenty-seven years as the court's clerk.
(Names in announcement: Jefferson Kinney, William A. BurnettD. C.)
The Weather
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Summary: Region underwent brief heat wave during previous week, with average tempertures of 110-120 degrees, with heavy showers almost every day.
The Fourth
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Summary: Describes events on Fourth of July. Most stores closed. A Sunday school left town on a picnic.
Wesleyan Female Institute
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Summary: Description of campus, students, and classes. Blurry and obscured.

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Summary: Geo. A. Smith married to Cornelia F. Brady by Rev. Geo. G. Brooke on 6/24/1858. All from Staunton.
(Names in announcement: George A. Smith, Cornelia F. Brady, Rev. George G. Brooke)
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Summary: Peter Sprouse married to Frances Night by Rev. R. Lewis McCune on 6/29/1858. All of Augusta County.
(Names in announcement: Peter Sprouse, Frances Nigh, Rev. R. Lewis McCune)
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Summary: John H. Swartz married to Margaret A. Fuller, of Augusta County, by Rev. J.B. Davis on 6/23/1858.
(Names in announcement: John H. Swartz, Margaret A. Fuller, Rev. J. B. Davis)
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Summary: George Houseman died on 6/11/1858. Born in Baden, Germany, he emigrated to the United States in 1818. Brief obituary.
(Names in announcement: George Houseman)
Temperance Meeting
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Summary: Sons of Temperance will hold 4th County Temperance Convention in Churchville on 7/31/1858.

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