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Staunton Spectator: July 27, 1858

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Douglas and the Party
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Summary: Stephen Douglas' positions threaten to cause disruption within the Democratic party. A "Douglas War" is likewise raging in Virginia as citizens disagree over the best reaction to events in Kansas.
County Finances
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Summary: Reasserts importance of an inquiry into rising counrty expenses. At the 6/1857 court meeting, a committee of justices was appointed to examine the accounts. Although all local officials are above suspicion, an investigation is nonetheless necessary.
July Court
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Summary: Monthly court meeting had usual attendance.
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Summary: Election day for officers of of the 32d Regiment has been moved from 8/28/1858 to 8/7/1858.
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Summary: Local wheat was damaged by rain during previous week.
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Summary: Jacob Keiser, formerly of Augusta County, has become editor and proprietor of the Salem Register.
(Names in announcement: Jacob Keiser)
Shocking Murder in Bedford
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Summary: Mrs. Musgrove, wife of Christopher Musgrove, was murdered on 7/17/1858. Prime suspect was one her female slaves.
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Summary: John B. Johnson, six-months old, died on 7/20/1858. Parents Wm. B and M.S. Johnson, lived in Boswell.
(Names in announcement: John B. Johnson, William B. Johnson, M. S. Johnson)

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