Staunton Spectator: October 09, 1866Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
The Amendment Can't be Adopted
(Column 01)Summary: Argues that "the Southern people . . . will never place the brand of degradation upon their own brows" by adopting the Constitutional Amendment.
Origin of Article: WorldEditorial Comment: "Amendments to the Constitution require the concurrence of three-fourths of the States. As there are but 36 States at the present time, the ten Southern States which are excluded, by standing firmly in opposition to the amendment, can prevent its adoption. In the language of the World,:"
Full Text of Article:Constitutional Amendment
Amendments to the Constitution require the concurrence of three-fourths of the States. As there are but 36 States at the present time, the ten Southern States which are excluded, by standing firmly in opposition to the amendment, can prevent its adoption. In the language of the World, "if the ten excluded States stand united, the amendment cannot be forced upon them until the number of States is increased to forty. True, a few years may suffices to make this addition; but Kentucky and Maryland will equally decline to ratify, as the amendment would also reduce their weight in Congress. Instead of ten non-ratifying States, there will, therefore, be twelve; which would require the whole number of States to be increased to forty-eight before the amendment could be carried, which will not be in this great part of the white population of Missouri will be permanently excluded, as at present, from their political rights. As Missouri is not a negro suffrage State, the party in power may not choose to hasten its downfall by ratifying the amendment. In that case, there would be thirteen non-ratifying States, and thirteen can post-pone the adoption of the amendment until the number of States is increased to fifty-two, which is a greater number of States than we are likely to have; the Territories being only nine; and the present thirty-six States being sixteen less than fifty-two. Even when the whole seven Territories shall have become States, eleven non-ratifying States will suffice to defeat the amendment. So far is it from being true that the amendment must prevail at last, if the South shall steadily resist it."
If we do not wholly mistake the temper, moral courage, firmness and manhood of the Southern people they will never place the brand of degradation upon their own brows, and will, in the determined language of Col. Baldwin, firmly resolve, "that, come what may, they will oppose to this outrage a calm and steady and persistent negative."
(Column 02)Summary: Argues that if "the Southern people voluntarily accept this amendment, they will prove themselves worthy of the yoke, and not only invite, but deserve still more cruel wrong" and promises that "Virginia will never be a consenting party to her own disfranchisement and disgrace."
Origin of Article: Richmond Examiner[No Title]
(Column 04)Summary: Claims that "we are trembling on the verge of such a convulsion as will swallow up and annihilate all the minor issues about which people are disputing" and that the day is near "where each man's hand is against his brother, and government, humanity and religion are alike ignored."
Origin of Article: Lynchburg RepublicanEditorial Comment: "The Lynchburg Republican says:"
(Column 01)Summary: Four "colored men" were committed to jail last week, two for stealing corn and two for fighting.Local News
(Names in announcement: Reuben Hill, Martin Hill, Henry Douglas, J. Tuly Mitchell, Marshall Bannister)
(Column 01)Summary: Excerpts an article from the Richmond Dispatch which praised the "air of business and goaheaditiveness" in Staunton and wonders why "sleepy villages" like Charlottesville and Lexington cannot be "aroused from their apathy."Marriages
(Column 03)Summary: Lelia Powers and Stuart Symington, of Maryland, were married in Trinity Church on October 3 by Rev. William Meade.Marriages
(Names in announcement: Rev. Wm. H. Meade, Capt. Stuart Symington, Lelia W. Powers, Pike Powers)
(Column 03)Summary: Margaret Lynn Peyton and George Cochran were married at the home of Col. J. B. Baldwin on October 4 by Rev. Jas. A. Latane.Marriages
(Names in announcement: Col. J. B. Baldwin, Rev. Jas. A. Latane, Capt. George M. Cochran, Margaret Lynn Peyton)
(Column 03)Summary: Henry Michie, of Staunton, and Virginia Bedinger were married in Loudoun county on October 3 by Rev. E. T. Perkins.Marriages
(Names in announcement: Rev. E. T. Perkins, Henry B. Michie, Virginia Bedinger, Henry Bedinger)
(Column 03)Summary: Carrie Shumate and Thos. Shumate were married on October 2 by Rev. Lafferty.Marriages
(Names in announcement: Rev. Lafferty, Maj. Thos. Shumate, Carrie Shumate)
(Column 03)Summary: Mary Hahn, of Rockingham, and Joseph Whitmore, of Augusta, were married on September 29 by Rev. J. C. Hensel.Deaths
(Names in announcement: Joseph A. Whitmore, Mary A. Hahn, Hammond Hahn, Rev. J. C. Hensel)
(Column 03)Summary: Jane T. Yeago died on September 9 in Augusta.
(Names in announcement: Jane T. Yeago, John Yeago, John Joseph, Elizabeth Joseph)