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Valley of the Shadow

Valley Virginian: November 18, 1868

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Spirit of the Press
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Summary: Collection of news clippings responding to Grant's election. Most encourage Democrats to keep working, and advise a "wait-and-see" approach toward Grant and his policies.

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Summary: The paper reports that there are twice as many lawyers in Staunton than any other professionals.
Loss By Fire
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Summary: The Mossy Creek Academy and the home of its principal were destroyed in a fire.
Valley Railroad
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Summary: Judge Sheffey expresses the opinion that building the Valley Railroad will bring to the county an expenditure of more than one million dollars.
(Names in announcement: Judge Sheffey)
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Summary: Gen. James A. Walker "who always led the 'Stonewall Brigade' to victory" is in Staunton to attend Circuit Court.
(Names in announcement: Gen. James A. Walker)
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Summary: The paper reports that the population of Staunton has increased from 4,000 to 7,000 since 1860.
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Summary: The Rev. J. L. Clarke is leading a revival at Staunton's M. E. Church that has been going on for the past two weeks.
(Names in announcement: Rev. J. L. Clarke)
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Summary: The paper complains that a number of "overgrown boys" between the ages of 18 and 25 were seen playing mumble-meg on the lawn in front of the Catholic Church while services were in progress. "Such little boys should tie themselves awhile longer to their mamma's apron-strings--at least until they shall have learned to deport themselves in conformity with the spirit and teaching of a gentleman."
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Summary: Charles P. Lambert and Miss Sallie B. Burdet, both of Staunton, were married on November 17th by the Rev. William E. Baker.
(Names in announcement: Charles P. Lambert, Sallie B. Burdet, William E. Baker)

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