Staunton Spectator: September 7, 1869Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
The Test Oath Not Required
(Column 01)Summary: Article announcing that Attorney General Hoar decided that the test oath is not required for members of the Virginia Legislature."Whenever it Can be Done Safely"
(Column 04)Summary: The Dispatch discussed the debate in New York newspapers over the admittance of Virginia to the Union. Democratic papers asked for immediate admittance, while the Radical papers supported readmittance "whenever it can be done safely". The Dispatch claimed that the Radicals merely use this as an excuse to delay admittance indefinitely.
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The New York Tribune, as our readers know, has been, with decided force and emphasis, demanding that Virginia be allowed to proceed with the business of re-construction, without unnecessary delay, according to the acts of Congress.
This movement from so influential a paper in the line of fairness and justice has rather disgruntled the proscriptive Radicals in this State, and their organ in this city has been remonstrating with the Tribune. That paper concisely replies that the terms of reconstruction are presented by Congress, not the Tribune, and it asks the Journal if it is in favor of restoring the States according to those terms. "If yea," says the Tribune, "we are with it. If no, its difference is with Congress, not with us."
The Journal replies that it is in favor of restoring the State on those terms "whenever it can be done safely." Ah ha! Exactly. That's Wells's strategy. That answer was always put to his purpose in the "Committee of Reconstruction." He was the most liberal man in the world; entirely opposed to proscription, and would be for relieving the people of Virginia "whenever it is safe to do so." When would that time come if left to him and his followers?
Yes, they agree with Congress, with a qualification. They would execute the law of Congress, and admit the State "whenever it can be done safely!" What impudence! It is mere slang -- the "cant of sharpers." They suspend a law of Congress until it is in their estimation safe to enforce it!" -- Dispatch
(Column 04)Summary: The Spectator recommended that the Northern people allow Virginia's legislature to assemble if they want the fifteenth amendment ratified. Once that body assembled, it would immediately ratify the amendment.
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If the Northern people want the Fifteenth Amendment ratified let the Washington authorities recognize the Virginia election at once, and have the Legislature assembled. -- That Legislature will ratify the fifteenth amendment the second day after it meets. -- Rich. Enquirer.
But suppose the Northern people have changed their mind about the Fifteenth Amendment, and now don't want it ratified. That would account for their seeking to exclude the vote of Virginia. Our Legislature, if permitted to assemble, will undoubtedly vote for the Amendment, but since the Chinese have been threatening to come in like a flood, and especially since the colored people at the South have found less radical than was expected, Northern people seem to care less about securing universal suffrage, &c., &c., in all the States.
(Column 01)Summary: Dr. George M. King of Waynesboro took an overdose of laudanum and died last Friday.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Dr. George M. King)
(Column 02)Summary: G. A. Hanger of Staunton received a patent for a churn.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: G. A. Hanger)
(Column 02)Summary: The Catholic Fair begins in Staunton on September 8th. Tickets are $1, each with a prize.Deaths
(Column 03)Summary: George Clark, son of Dr. James L. and Martha Clark, died in Mt. Solon of typhoid fever on August 26th. He was 17 years old.Deaths
(Names in announcement: George Clark, Dr. James L. Clark, Martha Clark)
(Column 03)Summary: Mrs. Susan Huff died at the residence of her son-in-law Daniel Miller near Sangersville on August 29th. She was 86 years old.Deaths
(Names in announcement: Susan Huff, Daniel Miller)
(Column 03)Summary: Jacob Ewing died in Spring Hill on August 28th. He was 63 years old.Deaths
(Column 03)Summary: Robert E. Bishop, son of Robert E. and Mary J. Bishop, died in Staunton on August 28th. He was 13 months old.Married
(Names in announcement: Robert E. Bishop, Mary J. Bishop)
(Column 03)Summary: Daniel J. Hazel and Miss Mary M. Garner, both of Augusta, were married at the residence of the bride's father, David Garner, near Sherando by the Rev. John N. Lockridge.Married
(Names in announcement: Daniel J. Hazel, Mary M. Garner, David Garner, Rev. John N. Lockridge)
(Column 03)Summary: Thomas Key and Miss Cornelia Baskins were married in Staunton on September 5th by the Rev. George B. Taylor.Married
(Names in announcement: Thomas Key, Cornelia Baskins, George B. Taylor)
(Column 03)Summary: Dr. H. B. Christian and Julia Ann Prince, both of Augusta, were married on August 19th by the Rev. J. C. Hensell.
(Names in announcement: Dr. H. B. Christian, Julia Ann Prince, Rev. J. C. Hensell)