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Staunton Spectator: June 19, 1860

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Description of Page: Page is full of humorous stories, poetry, anecdotes, morality tales, etc. Right side of page is blurry and difficult to read. Column 7 has an article taken from the London Mark Lane Express entitled "American Wine," about the state of American viniculture.

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Description of Page: Reported proceedings from the Richmond Convention of seceding Southern delegates, column 1. Bottom left of page is difficult to read. Proceedings of Congress, column 3. Numerous articles deal with the Constitutional Union party and its support/progress.

The Railroad Difficulty
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Summary: Spectator notes that the correspondence from Col. Fontaine of the Central Railroad indicates that the delay in passenger and mail service via rail is due to the failure of the Orange and Alexandria Railroad to fulfill its contract. Spectator calls on the Post Office Department to intervene and solve the problem.
Sad Death
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Summary: Obituary for Rev. John T. Points of Richmond, who was born and raised in Staunton.
(Names in announcement: Rev. John Points)
[No Title]
(Column 2)
Summary: At the Staunton town council meeting, Jacob F. Parent was qualified as Assistant police officer, and the Mayor reported that he had qualified Patrick McNamara as a police officer within boundaries of Thornrose Cemetery.
(Names in announcement: Jacob Parent, Patrick McNamara)
[No Title]
(Column 2)
Summary: Notice that William F. Dodd and J.A. Dodd, sons of Dr. Addison Dodd, both graduated recently from Emory and Henry College.
(Names in announcement: William Dodd, J.A. Dodd, Dr. Addison Dodd)
A Statement of Facts Relating to the Detention of Passengers at Gordonsville
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Summary: Correspondence from E. Fontaine of the Central Railroad, explaining the delays citizens have been experiencing with travel and mail and placing the blame with the Orange and Alexandria Railroad.
[No Title]
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Summary: Letter from John S. Barbour of the Orange and Alexandria Railroad, who includes a letter from himself to E. Fontaine of the Contral Railroad, in which he responds to allegations by the Central that the Orange and Alexandria is to blame for delayed service west of Gordonsville.
Trailer: John S. Barbour

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Description of Page: Bottom right illegible. Page is mostly advertisements, with a few short political articles in column 1.

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Summary: Henry L. Terrell of Augusta County married Mary F. Hutchins of Rockbridge. Rev. George B. Taylor performed the ceremony in Staunton at the home of Mr. H. Risk.
(Names in announcement: Mr. H. Risk, Rev. George Taylor, Henry Terrell, Mary Hutchins)
(Column 2)
Summary: Mary Bourland Hanger, daughter of Peter and Margaret Hanger died at age 3.
(Names in announcement: Mary Bourland Hanger, Peter Hanger, Margaret Hanger)
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Summary: Samuel Humphreys, age 75, died at his home near Greenville.
(Names in announcement: Samuel Humphreys)
Tribute of Respect
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Summary: Meeting of Masonic Lodge of Staunton in memory of James H. O'Brien, at which resolutions in O'Brien's memory were passed after being drafted by a committee consisting of W.A. Burke, S.B. Brown, B.B. Donaghe, W.H. Wilson and S.J. Davis. Submitted for the Spectator by James F. Patterson, Secretary.
(Names in announcement: James O'Brien, W.A. Burke, S.B. Brown, B.B. Donaghe, W.H. Wilson, S.J. Davis, James Patterson)
Trailer: James F. Patterson, Secretary

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Description of Page: Advertisements.