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Staunton Spectator: January 5, 1864

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Description of Page: Classified ads, columns 1-4; poetry, column 5

(Column 5)
Summary: Summarizes recent business of the Confederate Congress. Includes a report on the proceedings surrounding a bill that would eliminate the use of substitutes in the military.
The Yankee Congress
(Column 7)
Summary: Prints remarks of Mr. Smith, a member of the U.S. Congress from Kentucky, who declared that the only hope for the country was to continue fighting a vigorous war against the Confederacy.
Editorial Comment: "From the proceedings of the Yankee Congress it is evident that there is no hope of peace, and that we should prepare for a protracted struggle. We should not expend all of our strength in one spasmodic effort, but husband our resources for a prolonged contest."
Exchange of Prisoners
(Column 7)
Summary: Publishes a letter from Confederate to Union authorities that objects to the selection of General B. F. Butler (or "Beast Butler") as special agent for the exchange of prisoners.
Interesting Statistics
(Column 7)
Summary: Provides summary of a recent report of Confederate tax assessments that valued real estate at $1,393,719,759.64 and slaves at $1,480,399,656.17.
Affairs in Vicksburg
(Column 7)
Summary: Notes that a "lady" from Vicksburg has reported that blacks there are treated equally with whites and even better than Southern sympathizers.

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Description of Page: Page two is missing.