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Staunton Spectator: December 20, 1859

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Speech of Hon. Edward Everett
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Summary: Speech of Everett on the importance of Union and the need for both moderation and compromise in both North and South. Very long (3+ cols.), touches on Harper's Ferry and African slave trade.
Editorial Comment: "At the great Union meeting in Boston on the 8th inst., the Hon. Edward Everett delivered the following speech:"

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Description of Page: Reports from state Legislature and Congress. Markets in column 6.

What Shall Virginia Do?
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Summary: Discusses Virginia's options in the wake of Harper's Ferry and obvious growing Northern abolitionism. Also questions what the Southern Opposition should do.
Return of the West Augusta Guard
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Summary: Return of West Augusta Guard and Mountain Guard from Charlestown. A dinner was held in their honor.
(Names in announcement: Lieut. Waters, R.L. Doyle, Hugh Sheffey, Capt. Baylor, Jacob Baylor, Capt. Bushong)
Execution at Charlestown
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Summary: Account of executions at Charlestown of Harper's Ferry conspirators.
Origin of Article: Baltimore American
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Summary: Snider formerly of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Married on December 18.
(Names in announcement: Rev. George Brooke, Jno. Snider, Emma Peer)
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Summary: Married on December 4.
(Names in announcement: Rev. G.W. Statton, George Savage, M.J. Knipple)

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Correspondence of Spectator; New York, Dec. 14, 1859
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Summary: Letter from travelling correspondent regarding the political climate in New York. Indicts New York Herald and Tribune for trying to play North against South.
Trailer: Yours truly, VA.
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Summary: Criticizes Seward for praising Helper's Impending Crisis.

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