Staunton Spectator: June 19, 1866Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
Charge of H. W. Sheffey
(Column 03)Summary: Excerpts from Judge Sheffey's charge to the members of the Grand Jury at the opening of the latest session of the local Circuit Court. Sheffey asked for their aid in "throwing the protecting power of the law around the freedmen," explaining that "we of the South are 'as a city set on a hill'--we are seen and scrutinized by all men." Sheffey argued that if freedmen are able to protect their rights in state courts, the Freedmen's Bureau will soon be "dispensed with."
One Congressman Canes Another
(Column 01)Summary: Reports that Mr. Rousseau of Kentucky recently caned Mr. Grinnell of Iowa after the latter refused to apologize an insult made during debate in the House.Exercises at Washington College
(Column 02)Summary: Commencement exercises at Washington College will take place on the 27th and 28th, with the Staunton Stonewall Band in attendance. The piece also states that under General Lee's leadership, the college is now "looked upon as one of the leading Institutions of the South."Report of the Reconstruction Committee
(Column 03)Summary: Blasts the Reconstruction Committee for wanting things both ways by arguing that the Southern states never left the Union to charge them with treason and that they were in fact out of the Union to deny them representation.Report of the Reconstruction Committee
(Column 04)Summary: Excerpts the conclusions of the Reconstruction Committee, which argued that the former Confederate states are not entitled to representation in Congress.
(Column 01)Summary: Reports that Staunton has paid the interest upon its debt, and wonders if any other town in the state has replicated its feat.Local News
(Column 01)Summary: Staunton's Excelsior Base Ball Club has challenged the University of Virginia's Monticello Club to a rematch, after being bested by them last month.Local News--Taxes Collected
(Column 01)Summary: A report of the total amount of taxes assessed and collected in Augusta in 1865.Local News--Augusta Female Seminary
(Names in announcement: John Towberman)
(Column 01)Summary: The Augusta Female Seminary recently held their closing exercises for the current session. The editor praises the institution for "all who have daughters whom they wish to educate."Local News--Last Days Work at Thornrose Cemetery
(Names in announcement: Joel Ettinger, Mary J. Baldwin)
(Column 02)Summary: The Ladies Cemetery Committee is requesting "the young men of the town and county" to devote next Thursday to completing the "labor of love" of "rescuing the bones of our slaughtered kinsmen from oblivion."Business Notices
(Column 02)Summary: The Committee of Arrangements reports that the cornerstone of the African Methodist Episcopal Church will be laid on June 21.A Card
(Names in announcement: John Orkward, John Jackson, Jordon Granderson, Catselia Keeling, Henry Gordon, Benjamin Bragg, A. Woodhouse)
(Column 02)Summary: John Glover denies signing the petition recently sent to Congress.Marriages
(Names in announcement: W. J. Dews, John Glover)
(Column 02)Summary: Hannah Peaco and Jason Wright were married on June 14 by Rev. William Baker.Marriages
(Names in announcement: Jas. Wright, Hannah Peaco, W. W. Peaco, Rev. Wm. E. Baker)
(Column 03)Summary: Julia Heiskell and Dr. J. N. Wayt were married last Thursday by Rev. Jas. A. Latane.
(Names in announcement: Dr. J. N. Wayt, Julia B. Heiskell, Wade D. Heiskell, Rev. Jas. A. Latane)