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Staunton Spectator: August 30, 1859

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Virginia State Agricultural Society
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Summary: Complains that the Virginia State Agricultural Society will not be holding another fair in Richmond.
The Opposition Meeting
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Summary: Addresses a request from the Vindicator for more information about the Opposition's position. Vindicator claims that the Opposition wants to nominate John Minor Botts for President; Spectator and Opposition say no.
Origin of Article: The Vindicator
Important Decision
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Summary: Court of Appeals has upheld judgement in Sanger vs. Central Railroad Company. Augusta Court had awarded Sanger damages for injuries sustained in a train derailment in 1856. This case was the first time that a Virginia court had settled liability on the railroad.
(Names in announcement: Jacob Sanger, John Baldwin, John Imboden, Thomas Michie, Alexander Stuart, James Lyons)
Railroad Dividends
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Summary: Dividend of 2.5% was paid on Virginia Central Railroad. Augusta County will clear $1000.
For the Spectator
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Summary: Complains about the collection of taxes and tithables. The primary complaint is that it is too easy to cheat on taxes, and that the commissioner isn't doing anything to stop such evasion. He needs to do something to remedy the long list of delinquents, maybe prohibit non-payers from voting.
Trailer: Justice; August 27, 1859

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Description of Page: Other obits in col. 2, but none from Augusta County

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Summary: Married on August 21, all of Augusta.
(Names in announcement: Rev. G.W. Statton, Samuel Lambert, Sarah Carroofe)
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Summary: Married at Methodist Episcopal parsonage in Staunton on August 18.
(Names in announcement: Rev. G.G. Brooke, Isaac Johnson, Cynthia Ann Palmer)
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Summary: George, age 2, son of late Professor, died on August 15.
(Names in announcement: George Junkin Fishburn, Prof. Fishburn)

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