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Staunton Spectator: August 23, 1859

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Description of Page: Also report of meeting of Rockingham Opposition. More about the Wise letter of a few weeks earlier

Bob Spins A Yarn
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Summary: Enclosure tells story of Robert Napper, formerly a slave in Augusta County who earned his freedom, moved to Ohio and subsequently purchased his wife and one child. He is seeking help in getting enough money to purchase his remaining four children. Spectator's comments are harsh, accusing him of being a thief.
(Names in announcement: Robert Napper)
Origin of Article: Religious Telegraph (Dayton, OH)
Editorial Comment: "An unknown correspondent enclosed the following rich paragraph to a gentleman of this place, without comment. It is an extract from the 'Religious Telegraph,' an abolition paper published at Dayton, OH. . . . . It will be seen from the above that Bob has lost none of his shrewdness and knavery. . . ."
Sale of Property
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Summary: Sale and purchase of homes. One home purchased by Miss Sally Ryan, one of the few times that a woman is mentioned in the paper.
(Names in announcement: Rev. William Campbell, Guy, Waddell, Sally Ryan, Simpson Taylor)
Opposition Meeting
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Summary: Public meeting of Augusta Opposition party at the court house. They discussed the question of sending delegates to convention in Richmond in October.
(Names in announcement: Bolivar Christian, Col. William Bell, L. WaddellJr., Alexander Stuart, William Tate, John Newton, Joseph Waddell, J.Givens Falton, Col. George Robertson, James Cochran, M.W.D. Hogshead, John Imboden)

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Summary: Married on August 14.
(Names in announcement: Rev. George Statton, Thomas Simpson, Mary Long)
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Summary: Married on August 11.
(Names in announcement: Rev. C. Beard, Lawson Wright, Nancy Badense)

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