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Staunton Spectator: August 16, 1859

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Response to the Rev. Mr. Tebbs
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Summary: Response to Tebbs letter in the same issue. Tebbs criticized the Spectator for publishing a letter written by "Conservator" that was critical of camp meetings. Spectator responds to Tebbs by invoking right of freedom of speech and defends itself against charges of Anti-Methodism.
(Names in announcement: F.C. Tebbs)
For the Spectator; A Word to the Editors of the Spectator
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Summary: Rev. Tebbs writes to the Spectator to complain about the Spectator's publication on August 2nd of a letter critical of Methodist Camp Meetings. Tebbs argues that the letter, written by "Conservator," was insulting and injurious to the Spectator's character, and that it incorrectly associated politics and religion.
(Names in announcement: F.C. Tebbs)
Trailer: F. C. Tebbs; Churchville, Aug. 9th, 1859
Judge Douglas on the Slave Trade
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Summary: Letter from Stephen A. Douglas to Col. Peyton in which Douglas presents his views on the African slave trade, objecting to it on constitutional grounds. Spectator takes Gov. Wise's position--reopening the trade would offend the morals of most Southern slaveholders.
(Names in announcement: Col. John Peyton)
Origin of Article: Vindicator
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Summary: Mrs Lynn died near Fishersville on August 8.
(Names in announcement: Mrs. C.M. Lynn, A.M. Lynn)
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Summary: Walter and James, both children, died of dysentery on July 11.
(Names in announcement: Walter Scott Walker, James Grandan Walker, Tobias Walker, Betsy Jane Walker)
Trailer: B
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Summary: Died on August 2.
(Names in announcement: Mrs. Sally Layes)
Trailer: B.
For the Spectator; Sunday School Pic-Nic
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Summary: Account of successful Sunday School Picnic at New Hope on August 10.
(Names in announcement: Rev. Mr. Cummings, William McCarthy)

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