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Valley Spirit: January 20, 1869

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Virginia and the Carolinas--No. 5
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Summary: Ongoing account of a trip through Virginia and the Carolinas.
Letter from Hon. Asa Packer
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Summary: Letter suggesting Asa Packer as candidate for Governor, and Packer's reply that he would not refuse if offered.
(Names in announcement: Asa Packer, William M'Lellan, J. M. D. Sharpe, George W. Brewer, A. H. Senseny, B. Y. Hamsher, W. S. Stenger, H. M. White, T. B. Kennedy, John Armstrong, Alex Martin, D. K. Wunderlich, Benjamin F. Nead, Jacob Heyser, George W. Welsh, Simon Bitner, James L. Reily, John S. Nimmon)

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Col. Orr
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Summary: The paper reports that Col. James B. Orr, "one of the most useful men that ever lived in this county" is in a poor state of health.
(Names in announcement: Col. James B. Orr)
Court Proceedings
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Summary: Judge Rowe opened the January Term of the County Court. The only case up is Commonwealth vs Obed Lowry for fornication and bastardy.
(Names in announcement: Judge Rowe, Obed Lowry)
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Summary: Gotleib Koehler, "an old German" of West King Street, Chambersburg, committed suicide by drinking arsenic. A coroner's committee cleared rumors that a local druggist had accidentally poisoned him by confusing his order.
(Names in announcement: Gotleib Koehler, C. Harman, L. B. Kurtz, Joseph R. Davidson, M. W. Houser, Charles Evans, George W. Hague)
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Summary: Isaac J. Keefer of Franklin and Miss Maggie Cline of Fulton County were married at the residence of the bride's parents on January 14th by the Rev. J. Hassler, Rev. A. M. Whetstone assisting.
(Names in announcement: Isaac J. Keefer, Maggie Cline, Rev. J. Hassler, Rev. A. M. Whetstone)
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Summary: Absalom Beamer of Adams County and Miss Sarah Wellis of Chambersburg were married at the parsonage on January 14th by the Rev. J. Keller Miller.
(Names in announcement: Absalom Beamer, Sarah Wellis, Rev. J. Keller Miller)
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Summary: A. J. Eyler of Chambersburg and Miss Anna Mary Sanders of Hagerstown were married on January 12th by the Rev. P. S. Davis.
(Names in announcement: A. J. Eyler, Anna Mary Sanders, Rev. P. S. Davis)
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Summary: Benjamin F. Lehman of Illinois and Miss Hannah J. Shively of Franklin were married at Pleasant Retreat Parsonage on January 14th by the Rev. James M. Bishop.
(Names in announcement: Benjamin F. Lehman, Hannah J. Shively, Rev. James M. Bishop)
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Summary: Miss Nancy Stouffer died in Chambersburg on January 7th. She was 68 years old.
(Names in announcement: Nancy Stouffer)

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