Staunton Spectator: June 9, 1863Go To Page : 2 |
Description of Page: Election returns in col. 1 illegible.Various battlefield reports and reports of military maneuvers. Telegraphic dispatches col. 5. Remainder of page ads and notices. Illegible obituary col. 7. List of letters remaining at the Post Office.
The Editor's Condition
(Column 1)Summary: Mauzy reports that he is beginning to recover from the beating he suffered at the hands Asher Harman.Magnanimous
(Names in announcement: Richard Mauzy)
(Column 1)Summary: More fallout from the argument over Harman's card in the Vindicator.Circuit Court
(Names in announcement: Asher Harman, Dr. T. A. Berkeley)
(Column 1)Summary: Article announces that the circuit court has been in session for the past week. Item also reports the escape of two convicts fromthe jail in Staunton.Prediction Verified
(Column 2)Summary: Article happily reports the re-election of John Baldwin.
(Names in announcement: John B. Baldwin)Full Text of Article:Magnanimous
At the beginning of the canvass for Congress, relying confidently upon the patriotism of the masses of the people without distinction of former party divisions, we expressed the belief that the election in this county would present the sublime spectacle of the whole voting population, with the exception of axe-grinders and those under their influence, rallying, with an approximation to unanimity, to the support of the re-election of Hon. John B. Baldwin. The result has verified this prediction, and has shown that our confidence in the disinterested patriotism of the masses of those who had been formerly classed as Democrats was well founded. We are gratified to know that this is as true of the Democrats of Rockingham, our native county, as of those in "old Augusta." When we expressed our confidence in these patriots, the "Vindicator" called it "sickly flattery." The result has proven that instead of being "flattery," which is praise undeserved, it was praise richly merited. We said at the time that the result would show who had the better appreciation of the patriotism of the Democracy. The result has shown, and it is favorable to their patriotism, and in accordance with our expressed confidence in them.
By virtue of the pure patriotism of the masses of the Democracy of this District, Hon. John B. Baldwin is re-elected to Congress by a larger majority than any other candidate for Congress in the whole State. By this act, the voters of the District have secured the continued services of a member of Congress who is an honor to the District and a credit to the State. They will never have reason to regret the choice they have made.--The friends of Baldwin, also, have the gratification to know that they did not secure his re-election by slandering the character of his opponent. "All has worked together for good."
(Column 2)Summary: Spectator gloats over Baldwin's defeat of Letcher.Honor to Whom Honor is Due
(Column 2)Summary: More gloating over Badwin's defeat of Letcher.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: John B. Baldwin)
(Column 3)Summary: Item reports the presentation of a Confederate Flag to Jeff Davis by some ladies of Washington.[No Title]
(Column 3)Summary: Item reports that the 52nd donated $481 for the Jackson Statue.Imboden's Command
(Names in announcement: Gen. Early)
(Column 4)Summary: A soldier from Imboden's command praises the Spectator.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Imboden)
(Column 4)Summary: Stonewall Brigade thanks the ladies of Augusta for donations to Wilderness Hospital.
Origin of Article: Republican VindicatorTrailer: J. William Walls Surgeon 5th Va. InfantryFederal Atrocities in Arkansas
(Column 4)Summary: Article alleges that Federal troops murdered twenty-five citizens in Fayetteville, Arkansas.[No Title]
(Column 6)Summary: Letter reports efforts to form a committee to aid refugees from Northwestern Virginia.
(Names in announcement: Hugh W. Sheffey, Rev. Campbell, Rev. Baker, Rev. Dice, Rev. Taylor, A. H. H. Stuart, William A. Burke, T. Q. Househead)Trailer: A. H. H. Stuart, ChairmanRelief for the Exiles
(Column 6)Summary: Letter reports the formation of a working committee of the ladies of Staunton to help ascertain the needs of the exiles from Northwestern Virginia.
(Names in announcement: Hugh W. Sheffey)Origin of Article: VindicatorTrailer: Hugh W. SheffeyRaids
(Column 6)Summary: Article advocates taking the war to the enemy and calls for raids of the North.Married
(Column 7)Summary: Marriage of Isabella Hamilton.
(Names in announcement: Isabella J. Hamilton)