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Staunton Spectator: October 17, 1865

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[No Title]
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Summary: This letter suggests the formation of a Board of Trade for Staunton, which would "regulate matters of business" and help make Staunton "the Depot of supplies for the Western country."
Trailer: Merchant

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The Result in Connecticut
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Summary: Addresses the defeat of "negro suffrage" in Connecticut as proof that "a rooted repugnance to their race will not tolerate the notion of equality." Efforts to "urge this equality upon the South" amount to "insufferable effrontery."
The Elections
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Summary: Lists the winners of Congressional seats in several states, including A. H. H. Stuart, of Augusta, representing the sixth district of Virginia.
(Names in announcement: A. H. H. Stuart)
[No Title]
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Summary: This article wonders why the military is still in Staunton, "one of the strongholds of Unionism before the war," while troops have withdrawn from Charleston, the "'cradle of secession.'"
Valley of Virginia
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Summary: This letter from a Scottish immigrant describes the beauty of the Shenandoah Valley as well as the devastation of four years of war.
Origin of Article: Glasgow Daily Herald
President Johnson and the Colored Troops
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Summary: Summarizes Johnson's address to returning Colored Troops at the "Executive mansion," in which he explained that "liberty did not consist in being idle and worthless" and that if they could not be incorporated into society "harmoniously, then they must separate as distinct people."

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Summary: Two men, armed "with carbines and disguised by having their faces blacked," robbed the wife of Mr. Joseph Trimble, who was saved by the haste of a "colored boy" in sounding an alarm.
Official Vote of Augusta County
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Summary: Lists the votes, by precinct, for candidates in both state and national offices.
(Names in announcement: Stuart, Lewis, Trout, Baldwin, Sterrett, Waddell, Baylor, Hailman, Peyton, Berry)

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