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Staunton Spectator: September 27, 1859

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For the Spectator; Agriculture of Augusta County
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Summary: Part three of the report on Augusta County Agriculture. This section discusses geology and formation of soils.
(Names in announcement: J.L. Campbell)

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Railroad Workshops
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Summary: Article in the Advocate about the Virginia Central Railroad's plan to locate workshops along the line, possibly in Staunton.
Origin of Article: Charlottesville Advocate
Editorial Comment: Spectator claims that Staunton didn't know about the shops and is not in competition with Charlottesville.
Fatal Affray
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Summary: Fight between Farrar and Vance, in which Vance's neck was broken, allegedly because Vance "mistreated" Farrar's wife.
(Names in announcement: William Farrar, Michael Vance)
Full Text of Article:

An affray took place on Saturday last about three miles from Staunton between Wm. Farrar and Michael Vance, which resulted in the death of the latter, his neck having been broken by blows which he received. We understand that Farrar alleges that his wife had been maltreated by Vance. A coroner's jury held an inquest upon the dead body of Vance and returned a verdict that he came to his death from the effect of blows inflicted by Farrar, who was arrested, and on Monday last was fully committed by Justice Bickle.

For the Spectator
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Summary: Complains that the erection of a toll gate west of Staunton is unfair to farmers.
Trailer: A Citizen

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Description of Page: Markets in column 2

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Summary: Married on September 21; Clark is from Pocahontas County.
(Names in announcement: Rev. William Baker, Denvy Clark, Mary Loveridge)
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Summary: Married at the Virginia Hotel on September 26.
(Names in announcement: Rev. G.G. Brooke, Lafayette Campbell, Sallie Talley)
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Summary: Benjamin Craig and Lizzie McCheany were married on September 14 in Botetourt County. Craig is from Augusta and McCheany is from Texas.
(Names in announcement: James Miller, Rev. Mr. Grasty, Benjamin Craig, Lizzie McCheany, George McCheany)
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Summary: Married on September 15.
(Names in announcement: Rev. George Brooke, John Hays, Sarah Key, Nelson Key)
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Summary: Married on September 15.
(Names in announcement: Rev. George Brooke, Risdon Smith, Mary Jane Hauger, Robinson Hauger)

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